If McClain is out for Week 1...

Part of the reason why the Baltimore Ravens weren't in a state of panic following the retirement of Ray Lewis and the free agent departure of fellow ILB Dannell Ellerbe this offseason was the fact that they still had veteran Jameel McClain under contract, and believed that if he was able to recover from a spinal injury, he could play a significant role for them. The issue with that plan would be if McClain wasn't able to play, and based upon some early reports from camp, that seems like a possibility.