McDonald (hamstring) missed practice Monday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

McDonald missed the Week 5 tilt versus the Panthers with the injury and hasn't gotten the post-bye-week practice schedule off to a positive start. However, with Monday's session essentially serving as an extra practice after several days off, McDonald's absence could have simply been a case of the Bucs being extra cautious with one of the most important components of their defensive line. The veteran tackle's next opportunity to get back on the field will come Wednesday.

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