The San Francisco 49ers brought in free agent defensive tackle Terrell McClain for a visit on Monday, but he left unsigned and continues his tour of the league. McClain met with the Miami Dolphins prior to his Santa Clara visit, and now he is down in Arlington, Texas meeting with the Dallas Cowboys. The discussion included a workout and contract talks, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.
McClain spent three seasons with the Cowboys, from 2014 to 2016. A big final season (15 starts, 40 tackles, 2.5 sacks) earned him a big pay day, signing a four-year deal with Washington for $21 million. Washington released him after one season in which he made two starts.
McClain is likely not in a huge rush to sign. He has plenty of time before OTAs and minicamp, but he also could just look to wait that out and not have to get back into the thick of things until training camp. The Cowboys would make a lot of sense given his familiarity with their defense. If he signed with the 49ers, he would compete with Earl Mitchell, D.J. Jones, Sheldon Day, and others for an opportunity next to DeForest Buckner.