The New England Patriots added former Chicago Bears linebacker Shea McClellin with a three-year, $9.05 million contract this offseason. The former 19th overall pick played several positions during his first four seasons, alternating between outside and middle linebacker, flashing a versatility that intrigued head coach Bill Belichick.
McClellin hasn’t been available since Week 4, however. He sustained a concussion during the team’s Week 4 loss to the Buffalo Bills. There is a chance he can return to action on Sunday.
Shea McClellin is warming up. We haven't seen him since Week 4. He's been dealing with a concussion.
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) October 23, 2016
McClellin making the active roster on Sunday would be a huge addition for the Patriots. New England has a tough task against Steelers pro bowl running back Le’Veon Bell and linebackers Jamie Collins (hip) and Elandon Roberts (ankle) were limited all week in practice.