McCain was waived by the Saints on Monday, The Times-Picayune reports.
McCain was just promoted from the Saints' practice squad to their active roster on Friday, so his stint with the team was short-lived. The 24-year-old is expected to land back on the practice squad if he clears waivers.
McCain will provide depth for the Saints' linebacker corps after James Laurinaitis' placement on the injured reserve.
McCain has been signed from the Saints' practice squad, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
McCain's signing is likely due to the Saints being very thin at linebacker, and he will provide necessary depth for them as long as Stephone Anthony and Dannell Ellerbe remain out with injuries.
The team is reportedly giving up a draft pick in compensation, but it's unclear what round. McCain (6-5, 236) has seven tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble across 18 total appearances, but is yet to start a game at the NFL level. He finally may have a chance to start with the Saints though as the team doesn't appear convinced Kasim Edebali can make up for the loss of Hau'oli Kikaha (knee) and first-round pick Sheldon Rankins (broken fibula) is expected to miss the first four weeks of the regular season.
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|2016||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
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|2016||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|