Shea McClellin
Shea McClellin
29-Year-Old LinebackerLB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Questionable
Injury Concussion
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Shea McClellin in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Patriots in March of 2018.
Playing days likely over
LBFree Agent
Concussion
May 30, 2018
McClellin is uncertain to continue his playing career due to the "cumulative effect of concussions," Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. "I'm still staying ready, still working out. I've learned to never say never, there's always a chance that I could still play again, but for now all my focus is on coaching high school [football]," McClellin said.
ANALYSIS
While McClellin isn't officially retiring, that appears to be a likely outcome for the linebacker, who has sustained five documented concussions over the course of his career. A first-round pick of the Bears in 2012, McClellin has appeared in 66 regular-season games with Chicago and New England, accruing 8.5 sacks. He spent the entire 2017 campaign on the Patriots' injured reserve list with a concussion before getting released in March.
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Depth Chart Status
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Snap Counts
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
382
219
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other LBs)

Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   250 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.62 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.33 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   7.07 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Hand Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   32 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   118 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   19 reps
POOR
Free Agent Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
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2012
McClellin, who racked up 81 tackles and a sack in 12 games with the Bears in 2015, is a player who could thrive with the Patriots, a team known for bringing out the best in players, by putting them in the best possible position to highlight their on-field strengths. The 2012 first-rounder will have the opportunity to assist in the team's pass rush, while complementing the likes of Jabaal Sheard and Rob Ninkovich.
McClellin, the Bears’ first-round draft choice in 2012, has had an unconventional first three seasons in the NFL. After his undersized stature proved to make him an ill fit as a 4-3 defensive end, McClellin transitioned to outside linebacker last season, where he collected only 36 tackles in 12 games and while showing limited skills in coverage. Despite those previous failures, McClellin enters 2015 on something of an upswing, due primarily to the Bears’ decision to move to a 3-4 system under new coordinator Vic Fangio. McClellin will now move to inside linebacker -- his third position in three seasons -- where Fangio already appears to be earmarking the 26-year-old for one of the starting roles. Fangio thinks McClellin’s blend of speed and natural talent will allow him to excel as the Bears’ play-calling “Mike” linebacker, but he’ll need to deliver results before meriting much interest as an IDP. If McClellin fails to meet expectations, it might not be long before offseason import Mason Foster displaces him from the starting lineup.
McClellin inadvertently shook up the NFC North power structure in a Week 9 win over the Packers, registering three sacks but perhaps most importantly, knocking out all-world quarterback Aaron Rodgers until Week 17 with a broken collarbone. Aside from that game, McClellin provided just one sack in the other 13 games he played, in what amounted to a disappointing second season for the former first-round draft pick. Deemed to be a clunky fit as a defensive end in the team's 4-3 through his first two campaigns, McClellin will transition to strong-side linebacker in 2014, likely battling Jon Bostic for the starting job. Bostic provides more sideline-to-sideline speed and playmaking skills, but McClellin's ability to get after the passer could be enough for him to come away with the starting job. McClellin's biggest challenge will likely be in proving himself adequate in coverage, but at the very least, he should find his way onto the field in sub packages as an extra rusher.
McClellin was only called upon for light duty in his rookie season, primarily as a situational pass rusher. He should assume a larger role this season as a pass rusher off the bench following the departure of Israel Idonije.
McClellin needs to beat out Israel Idonije for the starting defensive end spot opposite Julius Peppers to return value, but he should be productive right away if he emerges as starter. The 19th overall selection in the 2012 draft, McClellin is a fast and flexible rusher who can beat tackles to the edge and then duck underneath their grasps as they lunge to catch him. It would genuinely be a surprise if the Bears selected him so high only to let him sit behind Idonije, who had just five sacks in 2011.
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Cut by New England
LBFree Agent
Concussion
March 19, 2018
McClellin (concussion) was released by the Patriots on Monday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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Move to season-ending IR confirmed
LBNew England Patriots
Concussion
November 8, 2017
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick confirmed Wednesday that McClellin (concussion) wouldn't be activated from injured reserve, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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Not expected to return following setback
LBNew England Patriots
Concussion
November 7, 2017
McClellin, who was previously placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, is dealing with a concussion and recently suffered a setback in practice, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.
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Debuts at practice Wednesday
LBNew England Patriots
Undisclosed
October 18, 2017
McClellin (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.
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Could return to practice this week
LBNew England Patriots
Undisclosed
October 17, 2017
Coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday that there is a "possibility" that McClellin (undisclosed) could return to practice this week, Nora Princiotti of The Boston Globe reports.
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