Albert McClellan injury: Ravens LB has surgery to repair labrum

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Ravens linebacker Albert McClellan will sit out offseason training activities to recover from shoulder surgery.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Albert McClellan will sit out offseason training activities to recover from shoulder surgery, the Baltimore Sun reports. The injury takes yet another inside linebacker off the depth chart for the time being, just one day after the team signed former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Daryl Smith to a one-year contract.

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The Ravens have been hard at work this offseason trying to fill the void left by Ray Lewis' retirement. The team originally brought in Rolando McClain, but when the 23-year-old went into early retirement after yet again running into trouble with the law, the Ravens were stuck without a proven starter to put next to Jameel McClain.

McClellan has been with the Ravens since signing as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2010. He started 12 games last season thanks to injuries and recorded 49 tackles to go with two forced fumbles. McClellan may still compete for playing time with Smith and rookie Arthur Brown, though he will need some cooperation from his shoulder.

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