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Top Clinton McDonald News

  • Cardinals' Clinton McDonald: Lands on IR

    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.

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  • Cardinals' Clinton McDonald: Questionable to return

    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.

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  • Cardinals' Clinton McDonald: Signs with Cardinals

    McDonald signed a contract with the Cardinals on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    McDonald worked out for Arizona last Monday, and he seemingly did well enough to earn a contract. The nine-year-pro played in Oakland last season, logging 31 total tackles and two sacks over 15 games in a rotational role.

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  • Clinton McDonald: Works out for Cardinals

    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.

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  • Raiders' Clinton McDonald: Records second sack

    McDonald had three tackles (one solo) and a sack in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Steelers.

    McDonald's only other sack of the season came Week 3 against the Dolphins, as his defensive role has fluctuated throughout the season. The 31-year-old played 40 defensive snaps Sunday but played single-digit snaps three of the previous four games.

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  • Raiders' Clinton McDonald: Notches team's only sack Sunday

    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.

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  • Raiders' Clinton McDonald: Signs with Raiders

    McDonald signed a contract with Oakland on Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

    McDonald provides Oakland with depth at the defensive end position. The 31-year-old spent the preseason with the Raiders and should not take much time to adjust to the team's 4-3 defense.

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  • Broncos' Clinton McDonald: Works into game Friday

    McDonald (shoulder) made two tackles (one solo) during Friday's 29-17 preseason win over the Redskins.

    McDonald has struggled with this shoulder injury, as he underwent surgery and failed a physical in June. He appears back in full form now. The 31-year-old will look to make noise in Thursday's preseason finale against the Cardinals and secure a depth roster spot.

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  • Broncos' Clinton McDonald: Will seek further evaluation on shoulder

    McDonald (shoulder) is listed day-to-day and will undergo further tests and treatment to determine whether his shoulder injury is related to an infection that kept him sidelined during the offseason, Mike Klis of 9news.com reports.

    McDonald was forced to miss much of the offseason's team activities following the infection but had since returned to participate in Denver's first nine practices. With the shoulder injury emerging again this time from an uncertain cause, the Broncos' medical staff fears it could be linked to the infection. McDonald, however, claims the two instances are unrelated. Fortunately for McDonald, doctors and scans should help diagnose the root of the pain rather shortly. In the meantime, Antonio Simmons could be in line for increased reps with the backups.

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  • Broncos' Clinton McDonald: Nursing shoulder injury

    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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  • Broncos' Clinton McDonald: Cleared for camp

    McDonald (shoulder) has been cleared to resume activities ahead of training camp, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

    McDonald failed a physical in June due to an infection stemming from a prior shoulder surgery. He stated that the's now "good to go" and isn't expected to be held out of activities during camp. He'll be competing for a backup role along the defensive line in 2018.

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  • Broncos' Clinton McDonald: Fails physical, takes pay cut

    McDonald (shoulder) failed his team physical and has agreed to a restructured contract, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    McDonald underwent shoulder surgery earlier this offseason and the terms of his contract with the Broncos depended on the defensive lineman's ability to pass a physical on June 11, a benchmark McDonald failed to meet. The veteran will now play the 2018 season with only $1 million of his contract fully guaranteed, though McDonald still has the opportunity to earn the full $4 million he originally signed for if he can stay healthy and hit certain production requirements.

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  • Broncos' Clinton McDonald: Could be underrated addition

    The Broncos are likely to utilize McDonald as a pass-rush specialist, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official site reports.

    Despite his plugger frame, McDonald has racked up at least five sacks in three of the past five seasons. Unlike in Tampa Bay, where he was a liability against the run, the Broncos are likely to deploy McDonald mostly in passing situations while some combination of Domata Peko, Kyle Peko and Zach Kerr mans the middle on base downs. The result might mean fewer snaps for McDonald, but better quality production. It could also mean that, after losing much of their interior rush following Super Bowl 50, the Broncos can count on McDonald, DeMarcus Walker, Shelby Harris and Derek Wolfe to provide improved pressure up the middle.

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  • Broncos' Clinton McDonald: Inks deal with Denver

    McDonald agreed Wednesday with the Broncos on a two-year, $7 million contract, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    McDonald was one of the more productive members of a dormant Tampa Bay pass rush last season, recording five tackles across 467 defensive snaps in 14 games. He'll likely rotate in at defensive end for Denver and compete for snaps with the likes of Derek Wolfe (neck), Shelby Harris, Adam Gotsis and Zach Kerr (ankle).

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  • Buccaneers' Clinton McDonald: Racks up five sacks in '17

    McDonald totaled 29 tackles (18 solo), including one for loss, 5.0 sacks and one pass defensed over 14 games in 2017.

    McDonald equaled the second-best sack total of his career despite also tallying the third-fewest stops of his eight seasons. However, considering the 31-year-old lost his starting defensive tackle job with the arrival of Chris Baker, his output was certainly respectable from an IDP perspective. McDonald will be an unrestricted free agent at the beginning of the new league year, with his solid four-year stint in Tampa (13.5 sacks in 44 games) and likely reasonable price to retain him making him a candidate for return.

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  • Buccaneers' Clinton McDonald: Season-best tackle total in loss

    McDonald managed five solo tackles and was credited with a quarterback hit in Sunday's 22-19 loss to the Panthers.

    The veteran lineman posted his best tackle total of the campaign, allowing him to bounce back from a four-game stretch during which he'd managed just two stops. McDonald hasn't been as productive overall as far as tackles this season, but he's sporting the third-highest sack total of his career (4.0) heading into a Week 17 tilt against the Saints.

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  • Buccaneers' Clinton McDonald: Active for Week 15

    McDonald (back) is officially active for Monday's game against the Falcons, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    McDonald has missed the previous four games and was listed as questionable, but he will make his return against the Falcons. The 30-year-old could be slated for an increased workload Monday with starting defensive tackle Gerald McCoy inactive with a bicep injury.

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  • Buccaneers' Clinton McDonald: Deemed questionable

    McDonald (back) is listed as questionable for Monday's matchup against the Falcons.

    After logging two consecutive limited practices, McDonald put together a full workload Saturday prior to earning a questionable designation. Thus, he appears to be trending in the right direction for Week 15, but final confirmation on his status is unlikely until closer to kickoff Monday.

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  • Buccaneers' Clinton McDonald: Out again in Week 14

    McDonald (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Lions, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    McDonald will now miss his second consecutive game after suffering a back injury in Week 12 against the Falcons. He's logged just 18 tackles in 11 games this season, so his absence won't have much of an impact on the Buccaneers' defensive front as long as Gerald McCoy and Chris Baker remain healthy.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 297 lbs
Birthplace: Jacksonville, AR, USA
Age: 34
School: Memphis
Experience: 11