McClain (ankle) wasn't listed on the Panthers' injury report Wednesday. McClain commenced last week with a limited practice, which he followed up with unhindered sessions Thursday and Friday. With the shackles of an injury designation off his shoulders, he'll look to replicate his tackle totals from the past three games, during which he accrued 21 stops (15 solo) and one interception.
McClain (ankle) was a full participant at practice on Thursday. McClain's injury appears to minor, and it likely won't affect his status for the Super Bowl barring any setbacks. He's in line to provide depth in the Panthers' secondary and play a role in nickel and dime packages.
McClain signed with the Panthers on Tuesday. With Bene Benwikere (arm) out for the season and Charles Tillman (knee) uncertain for Week 15, the Panthers are badly in need of depth at cornerback. McClain was originally selected by Carolina in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft, but the bulk of his NFL experience came with the division-rival Falcons from 2012 to 2014. He could get a shot to compete for snaps in nickel packages.
Free agent cornerback Robert McClain tweeted that he's signing with the Patriots. He spent the past three seasons with the Falcons, making 59 tackles and two interceptions last year.
The Saints have inquired about cornerback Robert McClain, according to a report by the Times-Picayune's Evan Woodberry. McClain, who had two interceptions in 2014, both against the Saints, played nickel for the Falcons. He'll become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday.