Shea McClellin has reached an agreement with the Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
McClellin's 81 tackles left him second on the Bears in 2015 despite the fact that he was limited to 12 games by a concussion and a knee injury. It was by far his most successful NFL season as he seemed much better fit for the inside linebacker position than his previous spots on the outside or at defensive end. The Patriots run a 4-3, so it will be interesting to see how he fits into their defense.
McClellin ended up finishing second on the team in tackles, but likely would have led the Bears had he not missed three games due to a knee injury and one contest due to a concussion. He was able to return from the head injury in advance of the Week 17 loss to the Lions, but only played 11 snaps, as the Bears elected not to overwork him. Even so, the team's coaching staff seemed very satisfied with McClellin in his first season as a inside linebacker, so he could be back as a starter for the club in 2016.
Shea McClellin (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports.
McClellin was only a limited participant in practices this week, but after enduring no further setbacks in his recovery from a concussion, the Chicago Bears signed off on his return. Injuries have forced McClellin to miss four games this season, but he's been reasonably effective when he's on the field, producing 81 tackles over 11 games.
Shea McClellin (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
McClellin didn't practice all week due to the head injury after failing to progress quickly enough through the league's concussion protocol. He'll miss his fourth game of the season as a result, paving the way for Christian Jones to rejoin the starting lineup.
Shea McClellin (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
After being limited in Wednesday's practice session, McClellin logged full practices Thursday and Friday to eliminate any doubt about his status for Week 14. After an inconsistent first three seasons in the NFL, McClellin appears to have found a home as a 3-4 inside linebacker. He ranks second on the team with 66 tackles, despite playing in only nine of 12 games.
|P3||8/26/16||@ CAR||Won 19-17|
|P4||9/1/16||@ NYG||7:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ ARI||8:30 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|11||11/20/16||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ NYJ||8:30 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|2016||New England Patriots||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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