Buccaneers sign former Panthers, Falcons CB McClain

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The Buccaneers have filled the hole in their roster that was created on Monday when they let undrafted rookie cornerback Greg Mabin go.

The team has signed a veteran cornerback to fill that spot in former Falcons regular Robert McClain, a University of Connecticut product. He confirmed his coming to Tampa to sign with the Buccaneers on Tuesday afternoon:

McClain split last season with the Panthers and Chargers, playing in 11 games with the former and three with the latter.

McClain started his career with the Panthers in 2010 but made his mark in the NFL during a three-year stint with the Falcons from 2012-14.

During that stint with the Falcons, McClain played for current Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith, who was then the Falcons head coach.

Primarily a reserve, McClain has played in 80 games with 23 starts and has recorded 23 career pass breakups and four interceptions.


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