The Cardinals placed McDonald (neck) on injured reserve, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports. McDonald played nine games for the Cardinals this season and posted eight tackles. His absence won't shake up the defensive dynamic, but it may afford rookie Michael Dogbe a few more snaps.
McDonald (shoulder) is questionable to return to the team's Week 9 contest against the 49ers. McDonald was assessed by the team's medical staff after a play early in the third quarter but was ultimately able to walk off the field. With Zach Allen (neck) also sidelined, the Cardinals defensive line will be thin if McDonald is unable to return.
McDonald worked out for the Cardinals but did not agree to terms on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The 32-year-old spent last season with the Raiders, recording 31 tackles (19 solo) and two sacks across 15 games. Although the Cardinals may have not been the right fit, the defensive tackle has made it known that he wants to continue his career somewhere in the league.
McDonald accounted for three tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Dolphins. McDonald logged the Raiders' only sack in just his second game with the team, as Oakland struggled to reach Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill. McDonald was on the field for 77 percent of the team's defensive snaps as head coach Jon Gruden continues to search for any signs of a pass rush.
McDonald is dealing with a shoulder issue and visited a doctor Tuesday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports. The Broncos were hoping McDonald's veteran presence would provide depth to their defensive line. It's been a bumpy road since he signed with Denver in March, however, as he underwent shoulder surgery and failed a physical in June. He was cleared for practice in late July, but it appears the injury has resurfaced. A timetable for his return should become clearer in the next few days.
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