Former Los Angeles Chargers defensive Chris McCain has found a new home, less than a month after the Bolts cut him loose.
It seemed like one of the odd moves the Chargers made this offseason when the team rescinded its tender on McCain, making him an unrestricted free agent. Some fans were surprised by the move after it seemed McCain had found a home in Los Angeles.
Undrafted out of California in 2014, McCain has bounced all over the league, playing for the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints (where he had two stints) and Dallas Cowboys. But he didn’t last long at any of those stops.
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With the Chargers, it seemed the team had really found something as McCain was a player who exhibited full effort on every down. He ranked third on the team in sacks with five in 2017 and did that despite seeing action on just 23 percent of the team’s defensive snaps, according to Pro Football Reference.
McCain was just coming into his own, working his way into a larger role when the team decided to cut him loose. The team didn’t select a defensive end in the draft.
On Tuesday, McCain signed a deal with the Indianapolis Colts, which will be his fifth team in as many seasons. The Colts are a team in need of a pass rush as only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had less than their 25 sacks last season.
McCain should have a chance to come in and contribute right away, as the team doesn’t really have a defensive end that is a lock to be a starter.