FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons and Free-Agent Defense defender Terral McClain have agreed on a one-year contract.
A source said that the maximum value of the deal was just over $ 4 million.
McClain flew to Atlanta on Thursday night to watch the team lead their rookie minicamp on Friday. He is expected to enter the defensive rotation and compete for a starring role in the 3-technique alongside the Nose Tackle Grady Jarrett.
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to conditions with four of their six draft picks, including Corelack Isaiah Oliver, a second round pick from Colorado.
The 6-foot-2, 302-pound McClain, nicknamed the "Dancing Bear" because of its size and speed, as a return to the Dallas Cowboys before joining agrees with the Falcons. He also thought of the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins.
The Falcons had a gap at Defensive Tack when Dontari Poe decided to sign with the Carolina Panthers in freelance agency McClain, a third-round draft pick in 2011 Carolina from South Florida, for the Panthers, New England Patriots, Houston Texans , Cowboys and Washington Redskins played over seven seasons His career numbers include 110 combined tackles, 6.5 sacks and 3 forced fumbles.
McClain was released by the Redskins in April after signing a $ 21 million four-year contract with the 2017 team. He should make about $ 3.25 million in 2018 before
The Hawks see McClain as an ideal plan that suits his ability to skyrocket and take advantage of his speed. He can stop the run and has pass-rush capability, something Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli noticed when McClain left college.
The Falcons also added another South Florida product in rookie defensive tackle Detrin Senate, also picking a third round. The Senate is expected to join Jarrett.
Overall, coach Dan Quinn has high expectations of the defensive line, with Vic Beasley Jr. and Takk McKinley running off the edges and Jarrett pushing the inside. McClain meets again with his close friend Jack Crawford, his former teammate and defensive partner in Dallas.