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Top Chris McCain News

  • Chris McCain: Released off IR

    The Colts released McCain (undisclosed) off injured reserve Tuesday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

    McCain made it through final roster cuts, but was subsequently placed on injured reserve. The skilled pass rusher recorded five sacks as a reserve last year for the Chargers but had some off-the-field problems during the offseason.

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  • Colts' Chris McCain: Moves to IR

    The Colts placed McCain (undisclosed) on injured reserve Saturday, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports.

    The Colts will lose a skilled pass rusher, as McCain made five sacks in a reserve role with the Chargers last season. However, he was charged in June with two counts of misdemeanor battery stemming from a January incident, and it's unclear if the league planned on dishing out additional punishment.

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  • Colts' Chris McCain: Faces battery charges

    McCain has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery from a January incident, NFL.com reports.

    The complaint is from Jan. 7 in Los Angeles, California and alleges McCain grabbed the neck of a woman. The Colts are aware of the situation and have said they're waiting for the investigation to take its course before taking internal actions. McCain is scheduled for an arraignment hearing July 13, and he claims innocence on his personal Twitter page.

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  • Colts' Chris McCain: Inks deal with Indy

    McCain signed with the Colts on Tuesday.

    After receiving a tender from the Chargers in March, Los Angeles withdrew its offer in April, effectively making McCain an unrestricted free agent. McCain played a limited role in 2017 with just 241 defensive snaps, but he still produced an impressive 28 tackles -- six for a loss -- and five sacks. The Colts are shifting from a 4-3 to a 3-4 scheme, and McCain will compete with Jabaal Sheard and former linebacker John Simon for a place in the starting lineup.

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  • Chargers' Chris McCain: Expected to become unrestricted free agent

    McCain will become an unrestricted free agent when the Chargers officially withdraw their qualifying offer, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.

    The Chargers placed a right of first refusal tender offer on McCain back in March, but evidently the team intends to backtrack, which will effectively make the 26-year-old a free agent. The rotational defensive end registered a career-high five sacks in 2017, but three of those came in the beginning three weeks of the season.

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  • Chargers' Chris McCain: Receives tender offer from Chargers

    McCain, a restricted free agent, received a right of first refusal tender on Wednesday, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.

    The tender all but locks McCain up with the Chargers for another season, as the team has the right to match any contract offered to the defensive end. The 26-year-old rotational lineman registered a career-high five sacks last season, but none of those came after Week 7.

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  • Chargers' Chris McCain: Full participant Tuesday

    McCain (quadriceps) was listed as a full participant in Tuesday's practice session.

    McCain was inactive in Week 11, but a limited practice Monday and a full practice Tuesday put him on track to play in Week 12. The backup pass rusher likely will see the field in a typical role as he looks to build on the career-best 5.0 sacks he's racked up to this point in the season.

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  • Chargers' Chris McCain: Inactive for Sunday

    McCain (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

    McCain plays sparingly on defense, but he has accrued a career-high five sacks this season. He's mainly used in certain pass-rush situations, yet he doesn't have the consistency of an IDP starter. Expect Jeremiah Attaochu to play more defensive snaps in McCain's absence.

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  • Chargers' Chris McCain: Questionable for Week 11

    McCain is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills with a quadriceps injury.

    McCain's only practice reps this week came in a limited session Friday, so he is likely a game-day decision at this point. Hayes Pullard (neck) and James Onwualu (quadriceps) are listed as doubtful, so if McCain is unable to play Sunday, the Chargers' linebacking corps will have their depth severely tested.

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  • Chargers' Chris McCain: Picks up two sacks in win

    McCain recorded four tackles (three solo), two sacks and two forced fumbles in the 21-0 win over the Broncos on Sunday.

    McCain was the main beneficiary of a near constant pass rush created by Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa, as the 25-year-old was able to take down quarterback Trevor Siemian in the middle of a collapsing pocket on multiple occasions. Despite being a situational pass rusher, McCain has now recorded five sacks, easily a career high for the fourth-year pro.

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  • Chargers' Chris McCain: Returns after elbow injury

    McCain (elbow) has returned to Sunday's game against the Eagles, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.

    McCain sustained the injury early in the game and returned to the field shortly after the Chargers announced him as questionable. The 25-year-old will likely resume his role as a rotational outside linebacker for the Chargers.

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  • Chargers' Chris McCain: Injures elbow

    McCain hurt his elbow Sunday against the Eagles and is questionable to return.

    McCain has played sparingly on the Chargers' defensive front, but he's still managed to log six tackles (five solo) and three sacks through three games. He hasn't played more than 20 defensive snaps in a game, though, so it's hard to project this production becoming consistent.

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  • Chris McCain: Waived by Saints Monday

    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.

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  • Saints' Chris McCain: Promoted to active roster

    McCain has been promoted to the Saints' active roster, Christopher Dabe of NOLA.com reports.

    McCain will provide depth for the Saints' linebacker corps after James Laurinaitis' placement on the injured reserve.

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  • Chris McCain: Signed from Saints' practice squad

    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.

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  • Saints' Chris McCain: Traded to Saints

    The Dolphins have traded McCain to the Saints, NOLA.com reports.

    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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 236 lbs
Birthplace: High Point, NC, USA
Age: 31
School: California
Experience: 4