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 very 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|2016||New Orleans Saints||2||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||15||20||18.0||2||5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||No.||Yds||Lg||Avg||Blk||I20||TB||Downed||No||Ret Yds||TD||Net Avg|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||2||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||15||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||15||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|