McDonald, an exclusive-rights free agent, signed a contract with the Seahawks on Monday, Lindsey Wisniewski of USA Today reports. The Seahawks acquired McDonald from the Raiders for a conditional seventh-round pick last September. Primarily operating in a special-teams role, McDonald went on to tally eight tackles and one deflected pass across 14 games. He'll be back in the mix to compete for a depth role at linebacker this summer.
McDonald (illness) is active for Thursday's matchup with the Rams. McDonald sat out Wednesday's practice due to illness but it appears he's better now. He'll provide depth on defense but he isn't expected to see a large role.
McDonald is inactive for Sunday's game at the Rams. McDonald's absence is likely due to a coach's decision and not believed to be injury related. His status for next week should clear up within the coming days.
McDonald was traded from the Raiders to the Seahawks on Saturday in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Eddie Paskal of Raiders.com reports. McDonald figures to provide Seattle with depth in the secondary, specifically at safety. His main contributions are expected to come on special teams, however, after the Raiders elected to ship him out of Oakland.
The Colts have pared down their roster to 53 on Saturday by cutting 17 players and making other moves. The offensive players on the list are running back David Fluellen, quarterback Chandler Harnish, wide receivers Ryan Lankford and Josh Lenz, center FN Lutz, tight ends Weslye Saunders and Erik Swoope and guard Josh Walker. The defensive players let go by Indianapolis are ends Gannon Conway and Tyler Hoover, linebackers Rob Ruggiero, Kelvin Sheppard, Phillip Hunt and Andrew Jackson, safety Dewey McDonald, tackles Brandon McKinney and Nnamdi Obukwelu and cornerback Sheldon Price. The Colts waived/injured tackle Matt Hall and safety Delano Howell and placed linebacker Robert Mathis on the reserve/suspended list.