BOSTON (CBS) – The New England Patriots have signed defensive lineman Terrell McClain, the team announced on Wednesday.
McClain is in his second NFL season after being drafted in the third round by the Carolina Panthers in 2011 out of South Florida. The 24-year-old started 12 games for the Panthers last season, finishing with 19 total tackles, one sack and one fumble recover. He was released by Carolina in September prior to the start of the regular season.
Terms of the contract were not announced.
The Patriots also announced that rookie defensive lineman Marcus Forston has been released.
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