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McBean is eligible to take part in all offseason activities and preseason practices and games with his suspension beginning the first week of the regular season.
The NFL punishment will try his patience. "It's not so much tough," McBean said. "I'll get my chance. It gives me time to work on my craft. As long as we're winning, that's all that matters to me."
Replaced on the Broncos' roster by former Ravens defensive tackle Justin Bannan, McBean recorded 33 tackles and four sacks last season. For his career, the 6-foot-5, 305-pound former Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-round draft pick from Oklahoma State has 77 tackles and one fumble recovery. He started a career-high 14 games three years ago.
The Ravens lost defensive end Cory Redding and defensive tackle Brandon McKinney via free agency to the Indianapolis Colts. So, adding players like McBean to work behind starters Haloti Ngata and Terrence Cody was necessary.
The Ravens also signed former veteran starting nose guard Maake Kemoeatu and drafted University of Georgia defensive tackle DeAngelo Tyson in the seventh round.
One plus with McBean is his flexibility to line up at several positions across the defensive line. "I just want to show my physicality and that I get better every year," McBean said. "My potential keeps going up." NOTE: The Ravens cut rookie running back Brandon Pendergrass, an undrafted free agent from Wake Forest.
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