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Eagles claim CB Mac McCain off waivers from the Broncos

Philadelphia Eagles
25 Nov 2021, 18:12 GMT+10

Chris McPherson

The Eagles beat the Broncos two weeks ago in Denver and on Wednesday they brought a former Bronco back to Philadelphia.

The Eagles claimed rookie cornerback Mac McCain off waivers from the Broncos. There was an open roster spot after the team placed linebacker Davion Taylor on Injured Reserve earlier in the day.

A rookie free agent signing of the Broncos out of North Carolina A&T, the 6-foot, 175-pound McCain started all 29 games he played in over three seasons with the Aggies. The Eagles signed McCain off the Broncos' practice squad on September 7. He made his NFL debut in Week 3 at Dallas where he played 13 snaps on special teams. He was inactive for eight other contests before the team waived him on November 9. He was claimed by the Broncos just ahead of the Week 10 showdown between the two teams. He's now back in Philly.

As a freshman in 2017, McCain was a first-team all-conference and third-team FCS All-America selection after recording six interceptions and returning three of them for touchdowns. He was the FCS National Player of the Week after a three-interception, two-touchdown performance against Morgan State.

He earned All-MEAC honors again in both 2018 and 2019 before the 2020 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. McCain ran a 4.48 in the 40 and jumped 35.5 inches during the HBCU Combine prior to the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Greensboro, North Carolina, native is the grandson of the late Franklin McCain, who was a part of the famous 1960 Woolworth lunch-counter sit-in protest that is credited for helping kick-start the modern-day Civil Rights Movement.

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