McClain met with the Dolphins last week and left without a deal, though the door is still open in Miami. Meanwhile, the Falcons have some level of interest in McClain, but have yet to schedule a visit.
The veteran appeared in 12 games with two starts for the Redskins last year, but he did not make a mark in his first season in the nation’s capital. McClain graded out as one of the three worst qualified defensive tackles in the NFL last year, per Pro Football Focus, though he did manage two sacks from the interior. The Redskins terminated McClain’s four-year, $12MM+ deal three seasons early, allowing them to save $3.25MM against the cap.
The 49ers currently project to start Earl Mitchell and DeForest Buckner at defensive tackle with Sheldon Day, D.J. Jones, Chris Jones, and seventh-round pick Julian Taylor in support. The Niners are unlikely to carry more than three reserve DTs, so McClain’s arrival would crowd that group even further.
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