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By Ken Murray, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2010
Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player to help you learn more about him and the team. Today's guest is inside linebacker Jameel McClain, who was the only undrafted free agent to make the Ravens' roster in 2008 and who earned a starting job this season. McClain talks about how growing up in a tough neighborhood in Philadelphia helped shape his perspective on life. Question: How difficult was it when you went into a Salvation Army shelter in Philadelphia with your mother and three siblings when you were 8 years old?
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
Josh Bynes has grown accustomed to being an underdog, the proverbial forgotten man in the middle of the Ravens' defense. The veteran inside linebacker started the first six games of last season at weak-side inside linebacker until Jameel McClain replaced him in the lineup after being activated from the physically unable to perform list. Now, Bynes is determined to make his presence felt at inside linebacker as he competes for playing time with first-round rookie C.J. Mosley and 2013 second-round NFL draft pick Arthur Brown.
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By Edward Lee | July 26, 2012
Like 13-time Pro Bowler Ray Lewis, Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain acknowledged that he has shed some weight in preparation for the upcoming season. McClain, who recorded 81 tackles last season, is listed at 245 pounds, but he conceded Thursday that he is slightly lower than that, hovering around 240 pounds. “[I]t's becoming more of a passing league,” McClain reasoned after the first full-team practice of training camp. “So the goal is to try to stay out there as long as you can and still stay strong and get all of those things done.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Rolando McClain was property of the Ravens for less than 15 months, a period in which he never participated in a single practice for the organization, yet he managed to make plenty of headlines. Here is a look at McClain's tumultuous stay in Baltimore: April 12, 2013 : The Ravens signed McClain, the former first-round draft pick who had been cut a week earlier by the Oakland Raiders amid a series of off-the-field issues, to a one-year, $700,000 contract that included $400,000 in playing-time incentives.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
With Josh Bynes sidelined against the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks ago, Jameel McClain started at weak-side linebacker and played 30 snaps in his first NFL game since December. Bynes, who started the first six games of the season, returned to practice this week, but defensive coordinator Dean Pees said Thursday that the starting job will be McClain's going forward. “It's work. It's hard work going into it,” McClain said about earning the job back. “I don't know if I really put thought into how much it really means to me. It's just a chance for me to go out there and prove myself.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2013
Jameel McClain loves to defy the odds, overcoming a bout with homelessness as a teenager growing up in Philadelphia before earning a football scholarship to Syracuse. The veteran weak-side inside linebacker conquered another obstacle Sunday, starting his first game in 10 months since returning from a spinal cord contusion suffered last December. Since getting hurt against the Washington Redskins last year, McClain was told by at least one doctor that he would never play football again.
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By Edward Lee | January 2, 2013
Speaking for the first time since suffering a spinal cord contusion on Dec. 9, inside linebacker Jameel McClain said he is feeling better. “I feel good,” he said prior to Wednesday's practice. “… Now we're just resting like always, resting right now and trying to recover completely. But if you ask me, I could go tackle someone right now. But it's not in my hands.” McClain sustained the injury while trying to tackle Washington Redskins rookie running back Alfred Morris late in the third quarter of the Ravens' eventual 31-28 overtime loss.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2013
While weak-side linebacker Jameel McClain is likely to start the season on the physically unable-to perform list, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that “by no means” has the veteran been ruled out for the 2013 season.   McClain, who has been sidelined since suffering a spinal cord contusion in the Ravens' Dec.16 loss to the Washington Redskins, has been on the PUP list since the start of training camp. If he's on that list to start the regular season, he would be out at least through the Ravens' first six games.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,ken.murray@baltsun.com | November 28, 2009
On a team that places a premium on versatility - especially on defense - Jameel McClain is usually the perfect man for an imperfect time. If the Ravens need a strong-side linebacker in a pinch, McClain's their guy. Same at middle linebacker. Or weak-side backer. Or even defensive end. In 26 regular-season games, the second-year super sub has played them all. On Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, McClain made his first NFL start at Jarret Johnson's strong-side spot. It was a key component in a scheme designed to replace injured Terrell Suggs.
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By Ken Murray, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2010
The Ravens' music man arrives in the locker room at Westminster bright and early each morning with his boombox, a few tunes and a smile. In the dog days of training camp, Jameel McClain can be counted on to raise the spirits of those souls who don't know yet whether they're coming or going in the NFL. Souls like Art Jones, the team's fifth-round draft pick, who witnessed McClain's musical interlude when they played together at Syracuse....
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
After agreeing to terms on a two-year deal with the New York Giants last Thursday, Jameel McClain went to his Facebook page to say goodbye to the only NFL organization that he had ever known. He thanked Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, general manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh. He saluted his former teammates, and then he paid homage to Ravens fans, vowing to remain active in the Baltimore community and to "continue my commitment to change and to improve the lives of others.
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By Aaron Wilson and Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Two weeks after being let go by the Ravens, linebacker Jameel McClain has found a new home. McClain, who went from an undrafted free agent to the Ravens' starting linebacker, has agreed to a new contract with the New York Giants, confirmed league sources. Terms of his new deal aren't immediately known.   McClain also had offers from the Buffalo Bills and the Minnesota Vikings and visited both places as well as the Giants. McClain is traveling to the Giants facility to sign his contract on Friday.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
The tweets started rolling in, not long after the news came out that fullback Vonta Leach and weak-side linebacker Jameel McClain had been let go by the Ravens. “Leach n Jameel are 2 guys I can go to war with any day hate to see this but good luck in the future I know you guys will be A ok!,” wrote offensive tackle Michael Oher . “Best of luck to @JameelMcClain . He was one guy that really helped me stay positive in rough times during my IR rookie year this last year!
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
Fullback Vonta Leach and weak-side linebacker Jameel McClain were two well-respected Ravens, admired by teammates for their effort on the field and their leadership in the locker room. However, their salaries far exceeded their roles, which diminished in past seasons, prompting the Ravens to terminate the contracts of both players on Thursday in moves that give the team more salary cap flexibility before free agency officially starts on March 11. “I understand it,” Leach said.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2013
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel highlights five stats that really mean something for the Ravens. 27 - consecutive field goals made by Justin Tucker, the longest streak in the NFL this season. The second-year Ravens kicker made all five of his field goals in the win over the Steelers, including a 48-yarder late in the fourth quarter that gave the Ravens what proved to be the game-winner. Tucker has made nine field goals in the past two weeks and hasn't missed since the Week 2 win over the Cleveland Browns.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2013
When the Ravens played the Pittsburgh Steelers last month, Jameel McClain played his first game in nearly a year and took the majority of the snaps at weak-side linebacker in place of Josh Bynes, who sat out the game with an infected finger. After that game, we were told McClain would be the starter at that spot. McClain has started every game since then, including Thursday night's 22-20 win over the Steelers , but the distribution of snaps for McClain, Bynes and rookie Arthur Brown has varied from week to week.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
After agreeing to terms on a two-year deal with the New York Giants last Thursday, Jameel McClain went to his Facebook page to say goodbye to the only NFL organization that he had ever known. He thanked Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, general manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh. He saluted his former teammates, and then he paid homage to Ravens fans, vowing to remain active in the Baltimore community and to "continue my commitment to change and to improve the lives of others.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
The tweets started rolling in, not long after the news came out that fullback Vonta Leach and weak-side linebacker Jameel McClain had been let go by the Ravens. “Leach n Jameel are 2 guys I can go to war with any day hate to see this but good luck in the future I know you guys will be A ok!,” wrote offensive tackle Michael Oher . “Best of luck to @JameelMcClain . He was one guy that really helped me stay positive in rough times during my IR rookie year this last year!
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
With Josh Bynes sidelined against the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks ago, Jameel McClain started at weak-side linebacker and played 30 snaps in his first NFL game since December. Bynes, who started the first six games of the season, returned to practice this week, but defensive coordinator Dean Pees said Thursday that the starting job will be McClain's going forward. “It's work. It's hard work going into it,” McClain said about earning the job back. “I don't know if I really put thought into how much it really means to me. It's just a chance for me to go out there and prove myself.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2013
Starting weak-side linebacker Josh Bynes said he's recovering well from surgery to clean out his infected finger, and expects to return following the bye and be ready for the Ravens' game against the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 3. Bynes was sidelined for the Ravens' 19-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Heinz Field. “I'll be back for the Cleveland game, I'm just letting it heal up as fast as possible,” Bynes said. “I'll be all right. If I'm not practicing next week, I'll definitely play in the game.” Bynes reiterated that he doesn't have a staph infection.
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