The Falcons have won the Terrell McClain sweepstakes. The team announced an agreement with the UFA defensive tackle, and McClain will stay in Atlanta after taking an extensive post-draft tour.
McClain visited the Dolphins, 49ers, Cowboys and Falcons, making the trip to Atlanta on Friday. Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports this is expected to be a one-year agreement and the max value of the contract will be more than $4MM (Twitter link).
A former Cowboys starter, McClain was in Dallas on Thursday and worked out for some of his former coaches. The Cowboys were negotiating terms with the 29-year-old defender on Thursday, and Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram noted (via Twitter) McClain received offers from multiple teams. Rod Marinelli wanted him to return to Dallas, per Hill, but he’ll join a sixth NFL franchise instead.
McClain stabilized his career with the Cowboys, playing three seasons and being a full-time starter in 2016. He used that season as a springboard to a semi-lucrative deal with the Redskins, but they released him just after the draft. He’ll now join a Falcons defense that houses Grady Jarrett and Jack Crawford on its interior. The Falcons were linked to Da’Ron Payne on draft night in a would-be trade-up scenario, but they stood pat and have now opted to add veteran help instead.
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