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2019 NFL Free Agency Profile: Albert McClellan

Albert McClellan logged only 33 defensive snaps in 2018 and hasn't had a defense grade above 70.0 since 2012. The 32-year-old linebacker played for the Ravens for years until he joined the Patriots late this season. At this stage of his career, McClellan isn't likely to fly across the field and help shut down the high-flying offenses of the times, but his special teams' expertise should be highly valuable to teams with Super Bowl aspirations.

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McClellan was cut by the Ravens late in the 2018 season, but he was quickly picked up by the Patriots because Bill Belichick loves himself some special teamers. And if you love special teams, you should love McClellan's second-best special teams' grade (90.6) in 2018, which makes him one of only three players with a grade above 90.0 in special teams. With a career total of 1,525 special teams snaps under his belt, McClellan is a seasoned veteran who can fill a need in one facet of the game which is often overlooked.

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