The Carolina Panthers announced the signing of veteran CB Robert McClain on Tuesday.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) December 15, 2015
McClain, 27, is a former seventh round pick of the Panthers back in 2010. He lasted just over a year in Carolina before he was waived at the start of the 2011 season.
Since then, McClain has played for the Jaguars and Falcons before joining the Patriots as an unrestricted free agent this past March. Unfortunately for McClain, he was among the Patriots’ roster cuts at the start of the season.
The Panthers brought him in for a workout a few weeks ago, so he was clearly on their radar.
In 2014, McClain appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and recorded 59 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 90 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players.