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Matt McCants | Tackle

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 310
College: UAB
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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. Apr 18 - 1:24 PM

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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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