(NEW YORK) — The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a deal with linebacker Rolando McClain on Wednesday, reports ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
McClain is expected to pass a physical and meet with Ravens owner Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh before the deal in complete.
“It’s a move that can’t go wrong and I’m looking forward to playing in Baltimore as the Ravens run the same or very similar defense as I was a part of at the University of Alabama,” McClain told the Madison (Ala.) Weekly News.
“Ray Lewis retired after winning the Super Bowl and I look to fill his slot,” McClain continued. “No one can fill his shoes, but I can fill his slot. I just want to fill out the shoes of Rolando McClain. This is a perfect fit for me personally.”
McClain also told the paper the deal is for one-year and is expected to be worth $700,000 and include $400,000 in incentives, according to a source.
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