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.
Chris McCain (knee) season ended Tuesday as he was placed on IR, reports the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.
McCain and Koa Misi were both placed on IR after the game Sunday. McCain's 2015 campaign ends with two whole tackles and a sack. Safe to say he won't be missed.
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