Patriots Show Some Serious Interest in Rolando McClain

McClain visited the New England Patriots on Monday

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The reigning Super Bowl Champions are showing some serious interest in linebacker Rolando McClain, potentially throwing another obstacle in front of the Cowboys in their quest to bring the former eighth overall pick back in 2015.

According to ESPN, McClain visited the New England Patriots on Monday. McClain would provide the Patriots with some much needed depth at the linebacker position, with McClain’s old Alabama teammate Dont’a Hightower recovering from a torn labrum and Jerod Mayo recovering from a torn patellar tendon.

The Cowboys, who remain in talks with McClain’s camp but remain far apart in negotiations, have specific plans for the veteran as well. With Sean Lee likely moving to the weak side full time in 2015, Jerry Jones recently expressed hope that McClain would return and play in the middle, his position last year.

After signing a one-year deal with Dallas prior to last season, McClain finished second on the team in tackles with 81 despite appearing in just 13 games. He also recorded a sack, three passes defensed and two interceptions.

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