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Ravens Re-sign Albert McClellan, Place Maurice Canady on IR

September 17, 2018 - 9:33 am
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By Joe Schiller

C.J. Mosley was carted off the field early Thursday night’s 34-23 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals with an apparent bone bruise in his knee.

The Pro Bowl linebacker could be out for an extended period of time and the Baltimore Ravens are preparing for that possibility. 

The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec reported this morning that the Ravens are expected to re-sign veteran Albert McClellan.

McClellan, 32, missed the entire 2017 season with a torn ACL. Despite returning to the field this offseason, he was cut in favor of younger options.

But given the circumstances and McClellan’s experience with the team, it’s no surprise he’s the first outside option to be called upon. McClellan has started 23 games over his eight-year career in Baltimore, acting as a key reserve linebacker and a special teams captain for Jerry Rosburg’s unit.

After an impressive performance in place of Mosley, rookie Kenny Young is slated for a starting opportunity against the Denver Broncos on Sunday but McClellan provides crucial depth and gives defensive coordinator Don Martindale more defensive options and schemes.

UPDATE:

The Ravens announced they've signed McClellan and placed cornerback Maurice Canady on injured reserve.