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With Le’Ron McClain suffering an ankle injury against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Ravens signed fullback Jason McKie.
Safety Ken Hamlin was waived to make room on the roster for McKie, who enters his ninth season.
On his radio show Tuesday evening, Head Coach John Harbaugh there is still a chance McClain could play this weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the Ravens “will see how much Jason can learn” over the next few days of practice.
McKie, 5-foot-11, 247 pounds, put together a solid career since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2002. The Temple product spent his rookie season with the Dallas Cowboys before a seven-year stint with the Chicago Bears.
McKie has played in 88 career games, starting 47. During his time in Chicago, McKie tallied 29 rushes for 84 yards and three touchdowns. He also racked up 67 receptions for 357 yards.
McKie spent most of this past offseason with the New Orleans Saints, but he was released on Sept. 10.
Hamlin saw action in seven games for the Ravens after he was signed in June, logging three tackles and one special teams stop.