McClain totaled 50 tackles, five pass breakups, three interceptions and one touchdown over 14 games for Tampa Bay in 2017. McClain, playing on a one-year deal with Tampa Bay, logged the second-most snaps among Buccaneers cornerbacks and ultimately finished tops in tackles at the position. However, he never proved to be much of an IDP asset and graded out as Pro Football Focus' 98th-highest graded corner. The UConn product will now be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year.
McClain posted six tackles (five solo) and one interception in the Buccaneers' Week 14 loss to the Lions. McClain logged 54 of 68 defensive snaps in the contest and compiled one of his best stat lines of the season. The Buccaneers have a difficult Week 15 game against the Falcons, who torched Tampa Bay just two weeks earlier for 34 points and 516 total yards.
The Buccaneers have listed McClain (hamstring) as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jets. McClain opened Week 10 prep as a full participant before seeing his status downgrade to non-participant by Friday, so he is clearly trending in the wrong direction. Barring a remarkable turnaround, it looks like Vernon Hargreaves and Ryan Smith should see increased roles in the secondary Sunday.
McClain (concussion) posted seven tackles (four solo) -- including a half-tackle for loss -- in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Saints. The veteran corner made a successful return from a one-game absence and posted strong tackle totals for the second consecutive contest. McClain has collected 15 tackles (11 solo) and a defensed pass in his two games as a starter and is likely to continue holding down a first-string cornerback job for the time being.
McClain was pulled at the end of Sunday's game against the Bills and has entered concussion protocol, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. McClain had a season-high eight tackles (seven solo) before leaving Sunday's game. He slots in as a No. 3 corner, but the veteran corner often still logs the workload of a starter. He'll have a week to progress through concussion protocol in order to play against the Panthers in Week 8.