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Panthers Release Veteran CB Robert McClain, Sign LB Ben Jacobs

The Carolina Panthers announced that they’ve released veteran CB Robert McClain on Friday and re-signed LB Ben Jacobs.

McClain, 28, is a former seventh-round pick of the Panthers back in 2010. He spent a few years with the Falcons before returning to the Panthers back in December of last year.

McClain was set to make a base salary of $760,000 for the 2016 season.

In 2016, McClain has appeared in 11 games for the Panthers and recorded 38 tackles, a half sack, no interceptions and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 115 cornerback out of 123 qualifying players.

Jacobs, 28, wound up signing on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Fresno State back in 2011. He spent over a year in Cleveland before briefly playing for the Bengals and later signing a future/reserve contract with the Panthers at the end of the 2014 season.

Jacobs returned to Carolina last year on a one-year exclusive rights deal back in March. However, he was released from injured reserve with a settlement at the start of the regular season.

In 2015, Jacobs appeared in all 16 games for the Panthers and recorded 15 tackles.