The name Jacques McClendon may not be a familiar one unless you paid close attention to the Falcons' transactions during the 2012 season. McClendon was signed to the practice squad in November, a move that was overshadowed by the team releasing Lousaka Polite and signing Mike Cox at fullback.
McClendon, at the end of the season, was signed to a futures deal, but he's not your average practice squad player. McClendon entered the league with pretty high expectations as a fourth-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2010 NFL Draft. A former Tennessee Vol, McClendon spent time in Detroit and Pittsburgh before landing here in Atlanta as a practice squad guard.