With McClellin's 21-day practice window coming to a close Wednesday and the linebacker having recently suffered a setback in his recovery from the concussion, it was an easy choice for the Patriots to shut him down for the season rather than activate him. McClellin will enter the final year of his three-year, $8.95 million contract with the Patriots in 2018.
McClellin, who was previously placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, is dealing with a concussion and recently suffered a setback in practice, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.
The linebacker was eligible to return from IR this week, but the setback now puts McClellin's season in jeopardy. It looks like the Patriots will remain as cautious as possible with McClellin given how long his recovery from the concussion has dragged on, so look for the team to instead use its two available slots to activate players from IR elsewhere.
McClellin (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.
McClellin hadn't practiced since suffering a still-undisclosed injury during the opening days of training camp. The Patriots now have a three-week window to activate McClellin to the 53-man roster or place him on season-ending injured reserve.
Coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday that there is a "possibility" that McClellin (undisclosed) could return to practice this week, Nora Princiotti of The Boston Globe reports.
McClellin was placed on injured reserve at the start of the regular season after missing most of training camp. Whether McClellin is back at practice this week, it is clear, given Belichick's optimism, that the linebacker is close to making his return to the field. Expect another update on his status to come later in the week.
McClellin (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
McClellin missed the majority of the preseason with an undisclosed injury and will now be sidelined for at least the first half of season. The six-year pro was a key contributor on special teams and select defensive packages for the Super Bowl champs last season, playing in 14 games and making four starts. In a corresponding move, the Patriots resigned running back Brandon Bolden - another key special teamer for the Patriots over the past few years.
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