Jameel McClain now listed as starting Mike linebacker

Linebacker taking over for Ray Lewis, Ellerbe shifts to McClain's inside linebacker spot

By Aaron Wilson

The Baltimore Sun

3:23 PM EDT, October 16, 2012


Jameel McClain is now listed as the starting middle linebacker or "Mike" linebacker on the Ravens' updated depth chart, taking over Ray Lewis' vacated position.

Lewis is out for the season with a torn right triceps tendon.

And Dannell Ellerbe is now listed as the starting weakside inside linebacker or

McClain has 29 tackles this season, and Ellerbe has 28 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks.

Meanwhile, former first-round draft pick Jimmy Smith is now listed as a starting cornerback with Chykie Brown backing him up.

Nickel back Corey Graham is listed as the backup to starting cornerback Cary Williams.

Plus, veteran lineman Bobbie Williams, who started his first game of the season in a 31-29 win over the Dallas Cowboys, is now listed as the starting left offensive guard ahead of Ramon Harewood.