McClain has dealt with injuries and an assault arrest in 2011. He was sentenced to jail time initially, but the charges were subsequently dropped. Those transgressions would have been ignored if he performed on the field, but McClain has struggled in pass coverage and too often giving up big plays as a run defender because he guesses wrong. His playing time was reduced halfway through this season. Still, he's shown flashes of being a solid playmaker against the run at times in his career.
Drop DeMeco Ryans to pick up McClain... It's all going as planned.