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Jameel McClain won't have surgery

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02:06 PM ET 03.26 | Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain is unlikely to require surgery on the spinal cord contusion that cut short his 2012 season. The issue is "resolving itself," which means that recovery is on track, presumably in line with the veteran linebacker's hopes to play next season. McClain has started alongside Ray Lewis since 2011, and seemed to be the heir apparent to take over the primary inside linebacker role now that Lewis has called it a career, but the injury put him on the sidelines and there has been little information on him or his recovery. In 13 games last season, McClain had 57 solo tackles with 22 assists, three pass deflections and a fumble recovery. His primary role as the Ted linebacker is to eat up blockers and be a tackling force, and many felt he was really coming into his own since 2011.

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March 26, 2013  02:26 PM ET

Things were looking promising a few years ago with McClain and Ellerbe both developing nicely. Now, Ellerbe is gone and McClain is a huge question mark.

I really hope the Ravens get him back and effective for this season, but even then they'll still have to address linebacker in the draft.

 
March 26, 2013  05:07 PM ET
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Things were looking promising a few years ago with McClain and Ellerbe both developing nicely. Now, Ellerbe is gone and McClain is a huge question mark.I really hope the Ravens get him back and effective for this season, but even then they'll still have to address linebacker in the draft.

Those shades would look better on Creepy!!!

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