McClain, who was originally drafted by Carolina in 2010, rejoined the Panthers amid injuries to their secondary late in the regular season. Despite his late addition, McClain excelled in the regular season finale, leading him to start all three of the Panthers' playoff games, including the Super Bowl. He totaled 18 tackles (13 solo) and five passes defended in the postseason, which could earn him a significant role heading into next season, especially with Charles Tillman an unrestricted free agent and coming off a torn ACL.
Robert McClain (ankle) wasn't listed on the Carolina 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.
Robert 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 Carolina Panthers ' secondary and play a role in nickel and dime packages.
Robert 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.
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