The San Francisco 49ers are continuing to look for ways to improve their roster, and the latest possibility is on the defensive line. The team is bringing in defensive tackle Terrell McClain for a visit, per NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport. The 49ers currently have one open roster spot.
McClain spent last year with Washington, but was released after only one year of his four-year, $21 million contract. He played in 12 games last season, and struggled after the big deal. He finished the season with 20 tackles and two sacks. He had spent three seasons in Dallas prior to that, and was originally drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2011.
McClain spent two season (2012-13) with the Houston Texans, and in 2013 worked with then Texans assistant defensive line coach Jeff Zgonina. Zgonina is the 49ers current defenisve line coach.
The 49ers have solid defensive line depth, but McClain would offer strong competition and a potential upgrade. DeForest Buckner is the one clear interior starter. Earl Mitchell came in and replaced Quinton Dial, and saw rotation with D.J. Jones and Sheldon Day. McClain would come in to compete with that group right off the bat.