Back to the New England Patriots Newsfeed

Raekwon McMillan ‘excited’ to show what he can do in Patriots debut

Raekwon McMillan had a promising start to training camp in 2021 after the Patriots signed him that offseason. But the linebacker didn’t play a game last year, tearing his ACL during camp before he could make his official Patriots debut.

A year later, McMillan is healthy and part of a retooled Patriots’ linebacker corps that saw three notable veterans leave in the offseason (Dont’a Hightower, Kyle Van Noy, and Jamie Collins). With uncertainty at the position, McMillan’s received a good amount of playing time — both with the starters and backups — during camp and the preseason.

There is one thing that’s a certainty though entering Sunday’s season-opener.