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Arizona Cardinals officially release Terrell McClain, sign offensive lineman Jacob Ohnesorge

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We just talked about it.

Churn mode.

The Arizona Cardinals officially announced that they have released veteran defensive tackle Terrell McClain.

In his stead they have signed an offensive lineman, Jacob Ohnesorge.

From the team:

Ohnesorge (6-2, 294) comes to the Cardinals after playing with the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) and spending the 2018 preseason with the Dallas Cowboys. He played collegiately at South Dakota State and was the 2017 Rimington Award winner as the nation’s top center for the FCS, DII, DIII and NAIA divisions. Ohnesorge was a three-time team captain and a four-year starter at South Dakota State and appeared in 53 consecutive games to finish his college career.

Ohnesorge will wear jersey #60.

I checked out some scouting reports on Ohnesorge and Lance Zierlein’s echoed a consensus.

The bottom line is that Ohnesorge is just much smaller than what NFL teams are looking for at the center position. He’s clearly shorter than his listed height of 6-foot-3 and he doesn’t appear to have the frame to carry the desired level of NFL mass. With that said, he is very technically sound and extremely consistent in everything his team asks him to do. If he doesn’t make it in the NFL, it will have much more to do with his size than his ability.

Welcome to the team.