McDougald totaled eight tackles (six solo) and a pass defensed in Monday night's 17-14 win over the Panthers.
The starting strong safety has racked up the stops the last two weeks, logging eight tackles apiece against the Broncos and Panthers. McDougald has taken to run-stopping responsibilities well in new defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme, as his 26 overall stops on the season through five weeks essentially have him on pace to match or potentially exceed the career-high 87 he was credited with last season. While he's yet to grab an interception and can be up-and-down in pass coverage, the 25-year-old has certainly raised his profile as an IDP option the last two games in particular.
Bradley McDougald has received the second round tender from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
McDougald will receive at least $2.5 million in 2016 as a result. Any team that extends an offer sheet to McDougald will have to fork over a second round pick if the Buccaneers decline to match, so McDougald will likely remain in Tampa Bay in 2016.
Bradley McDougald totaled 12 tackles (10 solo) in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Bears.
The Bucs' starting free safety managed a season-high total in tackles while turning in his best performance of the season. With backup (and former starter) Major Wright playing reasonably well as of late, McDougald's starting job may have been under evaluation, but Sunday's performance would certainly appear to help preserve the status quo at the position for the season finale versus the Panthers. The third-year pro has set career highs in every major defensive category this season, and will hit the 90-tackle milestone with eight stops against the Panthers in Week 17.
Bradley McDougald played on 53 snaps in Tampa's Week 14 loss to the Saints, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Bucs' starting strong safety just barely outpaced his backup in playing time, tallying only one additional snap than second-stringer Major Wright. McDougald appeared to be partially responsible for Drew Brees' game-long 41-yard completion to Willie Snead, and was part of a generally mediocre effort by the Bucs secondary. It remains to be seen if McDougald's playing time will be further compromised over Tampa's remaining three contests.
Bradley McDougald managed five tackles (all solo) in the Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Saints.
The starting strong safety failed to make any impact plays, and was late coming over to help on a game-long 41-yard hook-up between Drew Brees and Willie Snead. McDougald was outperformed by backup Major Wright--who managed eight stops and a pair of passes defensed--and tallied only one more snap than Wright's 52 on the afternoon. The ongoing division of labor in the Bucs secondary will continue to be a development to monitor over the season's final three contests.
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