John Parker Wilson

Albert McClellan primed for expanded role with Ravens

Ravens outside linebacker Albert McClellan looped around the Atlanta Falcons' offensive line Thursday night, powerfully redirecting his charge to crash into quarterback John Parker Wilson.

It was one of only two sacks for the entire defense during the Ravens' 31-17 preseason victory at the Georgia Dome, and McClellan was the lone member of the front seven to record one.

With Terrell Suggs out for at least the majority of the season because of a partially torn right Achilles tendon, the emergence of McClellan on defense is well-timed.

With rookie outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw slowly working his way back from a sprained right shoulder and still trying to get down...