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Falcons secondary gets big boost from backups

Updated: December 5, 2012, 7:30 PM ET
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Robert McClain was one of those offseason signings that hardly anyone notices.

A seventh-round draft pick, he had already been cut by two teams when he caught on with the Atlanta Falcons.

The 5-foot-9 cornerback turned out to be a steal.

McClain has been a huge part of the Falcons' injury plagued secondary, which lost star cornerback Brent Grimes in the very first game and is now dealing with Asante Samuel's ailing right shoulder.

"He looks like ...

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