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Matt McCants | Tackle | #73

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 310
College: UAB
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 6 (201) / NYG
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Raiders re-signed restricted free agent OT Matt McCants to a one-year, $1.671 million contract.
A 2012 sixth-round pick of the Giants, McCants has developed into a reliable swing tackle in Oakland and is the direct backup to LT Donald Penn, who turns 33 later this month. If McCants can earn any 2016 playing time, he could try to parlay it into a starting job in unrestricted free agency next offseason. Apr 13 - 8:12 PM

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Raiders extended an original pick tender to to restricted free agent OT Matt McCants.

He was originally a sixth-round pick. McCants only logged four snaps last season. He hasn't started a game for Oakland since 2013.
Mar 4 - 3:02 PM

Raiders re-signed exclusive rights free agent OT Matt McCants.

McCants wound up making three starts for Oakland last season, performing better than expected at right tackle. He should stick around as a 2014 reserve.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 01:24:00 PM

Raiders promoted OT Matt McCants from their practice squad.

McCants was the Giants' 2012 sixth-round pick; they waived him at final cuts. He will be Oakland's swing tackle in Week 1 behind LT Khalif Barnes and Tony Pashos. Jared Veldheer is out indefinitely, and Menelik Watson was ruled out.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Giants waived OT Matt McCants.

A 2012 sixth-rounder, McCants spent 2012 on the street, but was re-signed in January. The fact that he couldn't crack an in-flux tackle corps two years in a row bodes poorly for his NFL future.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 11:43:00 AM

Giants agreed to terms with sixth-round OT Matt McCants on a four-year contract.

McCants started 42 games at UAB, but he is a project lacking NFL-ready strength and technique. Fourth-rounder Brandon Mosley has a better chance of seeing action as a rookie, although the Giants have typically brought rookies along especially slowly. McCants won't be playing in 2012 barring the unexpected.
Wed, May 9, 2012 09:24:00 PM

Giants selected Alabama-Birmingham OT Matt McCants with the No. 201 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

A 42-game starter in C-USA, McCants has prototype left tackle size at 6-foot-6 and over 300 pounds, but lacks strength throughout his body and often plays with poor technique. He does have long arms and a frame to build upon. The Giants won't expect McCants to play early, instead trying to develop him for the long term.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 05:14:00 PM

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QB1Derek Carr
2Matt McGloin
3Connor Cook
RB1Latavius Murray
2DeAndre Washington
3Roy Helu
4Taiwan Jones
5George Atkinson III
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Jamize Olawale
3RB1Latavius Murray
2DeAndre Washington
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
WR11Amari Cooper
2Andre Holmes
3Johnny Holton
4K.J. Brent
5Marvin Hall
WR21Michael Crabtree
2Seth Roberts
3Nathan Palmer
4Max McCaffrey
WR31Seth Roberts
TE1Clive Walford
2Mychal Rivera
3Lee Smith
4Gabe Holmes
5Ryan O'Malley
LT1Donald Penn
2Matt McCants
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2Vadal Alexander
3Oni Omoile
4Denver Kirkland
C1Rodney Hudson
2Mitchell Bell
3Ross Burbank
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Jon Feliciano
3Terran Vaughn
RT1Austin Howard
2Menelik Watson
3Torian White
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Giorgio Tavecchio