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Matt McCants | Tackle | #71

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 309
College: UAB
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 6 (201) / NYG
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Browns signed OT Matt McCants, formerly of the Bears.
A 2012 sixth-rounder by the Giants, McCants has appeared in 30 career games, making three starts as a rookie. He spent time with the Raiders, Browns, and Bears last season and will compete for a reserve job this summer. Mar 27 - 11:04 AM

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Raiders waived OT Matt McCants.

McCants hasn't been active since Week 7. His release is a sign the Raiders expect LG Kelechi Osemele (questionable, knee) to play Sunday. Oakland also cut TE Ryan O'Malley.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 06:11:00 PM

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.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 08:12:00 PM

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.
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 03:02:00 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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4Rannell Hall
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WR31Ricardo Louis
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3Randall Telfer
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4Marcus Martin
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