Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain is expected to start the regular season on the Reserve/Pup list, reported by The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson. McClain will be ineligible for the first six weeks of the season, though the team and will go under another MRI to check again.
There is no timetable for his spinal cord contusion. McClain started training camp on the Active/Pup list as he recovers from the injury. McClain did agree to cut his salary in half, from $3 million to $1.5 million and then signed Daryl Smith for veteran experience.
McClain had 78 tackles and a forced fumble in 13 games with the Baltimore Ravens last season. Daryl Smith, Josh Bynes and rookie Arthur Brown will compete for the middle linebacker spot.