Re-signing McClain Is A Big Win

Street Talk Re-signing McClain Is A Big Win

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Like any team who builds through the draft rather than free agency, you’re bound to lose some guys along the way. The biggest part of staying consistent is grooming the players on your own to fill the vacated roles.

The Ravens have announced that they and Jameel McClain have agreed to a new three-year deal.

After already losing starting linebacker Jarret Johnson, the Ravens couldn’t afford to let McClain walk.  Regardless of Johnson’s popularity, the Ravens made the right move by offering a contract extension to McClain. At 26, McClain is four years younger than Johnson and hasn’t played through the prime of his career yet.

Locking up McClain for three more years now all but guarantees that the best football of his career will be played in Baltimore.

The cash strapped Ravens have once again shown the formula for long-term success comes from talent you grow in your own backyard. McClain, who went undrafted out of Syracuse has far exceeded his expectations and will play an even more intense role as Ray Lewis’ Hall-of-Fame career winds down.

Even though the terms of the deal have not been immediately released, Jameel McClain is definitely the right player and I’m sure Ozzie got him at the right price.

 

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Kris Jones

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Kris - or "Goob" as he's widely known - has turned an obsession into a career. As a media member by day and super fan by night, he reports from the Under Armour Performance Center twice per week and brings Ravens news from a fan's perspective. His popular YouTube series Goobvision propelled his career and notoriety amongst Ravens fans, even helping him win the 2010 nationwide DIRECTV Ultimate Displaced Fan contest. He's been featured on shows such as The Jim Rome Show, ProFootballTalk Live, The Sirius XM Blitz with Rich Gannon and Adam Schein, Sirius XM's MadDog Radio, The Michael Irvin Show, Tony Bruno Show, Two Live Stews and FoxSports.com to name a few (or is that a lot?). He's caught a touchdown pass from Warren Moon during a flag football game and hates the Pittsburgh Steelers more than anyone else on the face of the earth. Twitter: RavenManiac  More from Kris Jones

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