McCain said goodbye to Chargers’ fan on Monday.
@Chargers thanks for the opportunity. I’m gonna miss the walks I had with the kids before every game. Those walks with the kids are what had me motivated and ready for every game and helped me with my best season. CHARGERS FANS I THANK YOU 🙏🏿 🙏🏿#40cal
— Chris McCain (@LolosDad1026) April 16, 2018
Los Angeles placed the original-round restricted tender on McCain, which would have cost them $1.907 for the 2018 season. However, it appears as though they changed their mind and are now prepared to move on without him.
McCain will now be an unrestricted free agent once this move is official.
McCain, 26, wound up going undrafted out of California back in 2014. He’s managed to make the 53-man roster in each of his first two years in the NFL and was in the final year of his three-year, $1.53 million rookie contract when he was traded from the Dolphins to the Saints.
He was waived shortly after being traded to New Orleans as the team cut their roster down to 53 players. Dallas signed him to their practice squad just a few days later but unfortunately waived him.
McCain returned to the Saints and was off and on off their active before eventually signing on to the Chargers practice squad. Los Angeles re-signed him to a one-year futures deal last year.
In 2017, he appeared in 15 games for the Chargers and recorded 20 total tackles, five sacks, and two forced fumbles.