Published On: Mon, Aug 29th, 2016

Report: Saints acquire Chris McCain in trade with Dolphins

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The New Orleans Saints have acquired defensive end Chris McCain in a trade with the Miami Dolphins, according to Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald.

Official terms of the agreement have not yet been disclosed, but Miami will reportedly receive a draft pick in return for McCain’s services.

The move adds some much-needed depth and competition to the defensive edge in New Orleans, as a season-ending injury to Hau’oli Kikaha had left an already thin pass-rush without any reliable options opposite Cameron Jordan.

For the Dolphins, a surplus of talent at defensive end allowed the club to pick up a draft pick by unloading a player who likely would have been on the roster bubble anyway. Cameron Wake and Mario Williams enter the 2016 season as starters, while Andre Branch, Jason Jones, and recently reinstated Dion Jordan can be expected to serve as the primary rotational contributors.

McCain, a former undrafted free agent, recorded two sacks across 18 games after first landing with the Dolphins in 2014.

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