Brice McCain DB PIT 4 Months
Steelers signed CB Brice McCain, formerly of the Texans.
The 27-year-old was cut by the Texans last month after having a horrid season that saw him grade out as Pro Football Focus' worst corner out of 110 qualifiers. McCain will try and earn a reserve and special teams role with Pittsburgh.
Brice McCain DB PIT 4 Months
Free agent CB Brice McCain is visiting the Steelers.
McCain, 27, was released by the Texans at the start of the new league year. Due to his size (5-foot-9, 187), McCain is purely a nickel corner and special teams player. He was Pro Football Focus' worst-ranked corner last season.
Brice McCain DB PIT 5 Months
Texans released CB Brice McCain.
McCain signed a three-year, $5.25 million deal with Houston last March but got torched in coverage, grading out as Pro Football Focus' worst cover corner out of 110 qualifiers. He's still just 27. At 5-foot-9, 187, McCain is purely a nickel corner. The move saves the Texans $850,000 versus the cap.
Brice McCain DB PIT Mar 19 '13
Texans re-signed CB Brice McCain to a three-year contract.
McCain was seeking $3.5-$5 million per season, but almost certainly settled for less in the frigid cornerback market. The Texans' slot corner each of the past three seasons, McCain notched 24 tackles and a pick in 2012. He played just 461 snaps, however, and graded out near the bottom of Pro Football Focus' CB ratings. That was likely due in part to the fact that he spent some time on the outside as Johnathan Joseph fought through injury.
Brice McCain DB PIT Mar 12 '13
Free agent CB Brice McCain's rep believes he's worth $3.5-$5 million per season.
"I would say Brice probably fits in there," McCain's rep said. The slot corner could find himself on the open market for a while if he sticks to those guns. $3-$4 million makes more sense for a nickel corner who played fewer than 500 snaps each of the past two seasons.
Brice McCain DB PIT Mar 09 '13
Yahoo reports "3-4 teams" are interested in free agent CB Brice McCain.
Reporter Jason Cole doesn't name names, but the Eagles were linked to McCain at the Combine. McCain was the Texans' nickel back in 2012, and will presumably be pursued as such on the open market.
Brice McCain DB PIT Feb 27 '13
According to CSN Philly, there were "rumblings" at the Combine the Eagles have interest in free agent CB Brice McCain.
The Texans' slot corner, McCain could be an option for the same role in Philly if the Eagles are forced to move Brandon Boykin to the outside. McCain graded out poorly in Pro Football Focus' 2012 ratings, but was better in 2011. He's made four career picks in 56 games.
Brice McCain DB PIT Dec 03 '12
Texans CB Brice McCain has been diagnosed with a broken foot, and will be sidelined for roughly six weeks.
The Texans' slot corner underwent surgery on Monday. In theory, McCain could return if the Texans make a deep playoff run, but he's almost certainly played his final snap of football this season. With Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) still banged up, McCain's injury leaves Houston perilously thin at corner. Brandon Harris will be forced to start in Week 14 if Joseph isn't ready. A former sixth-round pick, McCain is in the final year of his rookie contract.
Brice McCain DB PIT Dec 02 '12
Texans CB Brice McCain left Sunday's game against the Titans with a foot injury.
McCain started at right corner in place of the injured Johnathan Joseph, so the Texans are pretty banged up in the secondary. Second-year corner Brandon Harris is now in the game.