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Robert McClain | Defensive Back | #36

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 7 (249) / CAR
Contract: view contract details

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Robert McClain has cleared the concussion protocol.
So has teammate Josh Robinson. McClain will resume his role as the Bucs' slot corner following a one-game absence. He's had a rough season, earning PFF's No. 112 grade out of 114 qualifiers at cornerback. Thu, Nov 2, 2017 03:09:00 PM

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Bucs CB Robert McClain (concussion) is out for Week 8 against the Panthers.

McClain is the Bucs' slot corner, and he's been terrible this season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 98 cover corner as one of the biggest weaknesses in Tampa Bay's putrid secondary. Russell Shepard is the Panthers' slot receiver, running over 80% of his routes inside. He's not an attractive fantasy play despite the individual matchup. Cam Newton is in a great spot.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 12:16:00 PM

Robert McClain will be the Bucs' slot corner.

The news comes straight from coach Dirk Koetter. McClain is a journeyman who had to fight to beat out Javien Elliott all offseason. He will be someone to target in DFS.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 11:58:00 AM

Bucs signed CB Robert McClain.

A deep reserve at this stage of his career, McClain appeared in 14 games between the Chargers and Panthers last season. He'll fight for one of the final spots on the Bucs' 53-man roster.
Tue, May 9, 2017 02:04:00 PM

Chargers claimed CB Robert McClain off waivers from the Panthers.

We would guess Brandon Flowers (concussion) will go on I.R. shortly. McClain has never been very good, but he earned lots of playing time in Carolina seeing action both outside and at slot corner. The Chargers have been running out a number of different bodies at cornerback since losing Flowers and Jason Verrett.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 04:48:00 PM

Panthers waived CB Robert McClain.

McClain started in the Super Bowl after being signed late last season, and he played 313 snaps across 11 appearances this year. He has struggled, however, and the Panthers likely want to take a look at their younger corners as they close out a lost season. McClain could pop up somewhere else before the end of the year.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 10:41:00 AM

Panthers slot CB Robert McClain (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 6.

James Bradberry (turf toe) is also out again. As the Panthers cut Bene Benwikere last week, they will be without their entire Week 1 nickel cornerback package at the Superdome. Drew Brees is an outstanding DFS play this week.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 01:03:00 PM

The Panthers will turn to Robert McClain as their starting right cornerback during the playoffs.

It's the position normally manned by Charles Tillman, who tore his ACL in Week 17. Previously, the Panthers lost Bene Benwikere to a broken leg. McClain was signed off the street on December 15. If the 15-1 Panthers have a playoff vulnerability, it's at the cornerback position across from Josh Norman.
Mon, Jan 4, 2016 02:03:00 PM

Panthers signed CB Robert McClain.

A sixth-year journeyman, McClain was released by the Patriots at final cuts. He'll help in the slot with Bene Benwikere (leg) lost for the season.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 03:15:00 PM

Patriots released CB Robert McClain.

McClain started at slot corner in the first preseason game but lost his job to Tarell Brown. McClain struggled in Atlanta last season, but has put some good things on tape in his career. He should get another shot.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 12:58:00 PM

Patriots CB Robert McClain lined up in five different spots last season.

He played right slot, left slot, right outside, left outside and also logged 67 snaps at safety. Being a jack of all trades can only help McClain as he searches for playing time. Cornerback is going to be a trouble area for the Pats and will likely be addressed in the draft.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 09:40:00 AM

Patriots signed CB Robert McClain, formerly of the Falcons.

McClain, 26, was a terrific slot corner for Atlanta in 2012, but tumbled all the way to 99th in PFF's 2014 CB grades, getting exposed in a bit of an increased role. He doesn't have ideal size (5'9/195) to play outside, and Kyle Arrington already has the inside job in New England. McClain will serve as depth.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 01:27:00 PM

The Dolphins are interested in free agent CB Robert McClain.

Miami is trying to patch a cornerback depth chart together behind top cover man Brent Grimes. The Dolphins already signed veteran Brice McCain, but are now looking at McClain, who mostly covered the slot for the Falcons the past couple seasons. McClain was a routine burn victim in coverage.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 11:38:00 AM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure reports the Saints are interested in free agent CB Robert McClain.

McClain has been one of the league's worst cover corners as the Falcons' slot man the past couple seasons and should come extremely cheap. Cornerback is a huge need for the Saints, but McClain wouldn't be guaranteed anything.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 01:06:00 PM

Falcons re-signed restricted free agent CB Robert McClain to a one-year, $1.431 million contract.

McClain would have cost another team a seventh-round pick to sign. Barring an upgrade in the draft, he'll return as the Falcons' slot corner. Atlanta's defensive strength is in the secondary, where impressive sophomore perimeter CBs Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford play on the outside of McClain.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 06:35:00 PM