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3-1-0 9-3-0
2-2-0 6-6-0
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2023 Defensive

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Forced Fumbles
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Regular Season 7 0.5 1 0 0

Top Will McDonald IV News

  • Jets' Will McDonald: Active for Week 11

    McDonald (ankle) is active Sunday versus the Bills.

    McDonald was forced to miss the team's Week 10 loss to Las Vegas while dealing with an ankle injury, but he'll make his return to the field Sunday against Buffalo. The rookie has recorded two tackles, including a half-sack, over the last two games in which he's appeared.

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  • Jets' Will McDonald: Questionable due to ankle injury

    McDonald (ankle) has been deemed questionable for Sunday's Week 11 matchup with the Bills.

    McDonald missed the Week 10 loss to Las Vegas due to his knee issue and is in danger of sitting out this coming Sunday as well. He did manage to log a trio of limited practices this week, so he seems to have a chance of suiting up against Buffalo. If he does miss the clash, however, Carl Lawson could potentially get more reps.

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  • Jets' Will McDonald: Limited on practice estimate

    McDonald (ankle) was listed as a limited participant on the Jets' practice estimate Wednesday, Rich Cimini of reports.

    It seems to be a step in the right direction for McDonald after he sat out of Sunday's loss at Las Vegas. He'll still probably need to upgrade to full participation Thursday or Friday to avoid carrying an injury designation into the weekend.

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  • Jets' Will McDonald: Won't play Sunday night

    McDonald (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

    McDonald popped up on the team's injury report after not participating in Friday's practice. He has contributed both on special teams and as a depth edge rusher behind John Franklin-Myers and Jermaine Johnson this season. Bryce Huff is more likely to get an uptick in defensive snaps than veteran Carl Lawson, with the former recording five sacks over his last four games.

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  • Jets' Will McDonald: Questionable after missing practice

    McDonald (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Las Vegas, Rich Cimini of reports.

    It's not clear when McDonald sustained the ankle injury or how severe it might be at this point. If he can't suit up in Week 10, Carl Lawson will likely see more work at defensive end against the Raiders.

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  • Jets' Will McDonald: Unavailable for Week 2

    McDonald (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Connor Hughes of reports.

    A rookie first-round pick, McDonald recorded one tackle across 13 offensive snaps in Week 1, but he won't suit up in Week 2. This comes as a bit of a surprise, but it appears McDonald is near the bottom of the depth chart for the time being.

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  • Jets' Will McDonald: Notches sack in shutout win

    McDonald recorded one sack and two quarterback hits in Saturday's 27-0 preseason win over the Panthers.

    McDonald had three tackles and a quarterback hit in his NFL debut the previous week, so the 15th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft has shown some intriguing ability to get to the passer. McDonald's speed and bend off the edge give him a high ceiling as a pass rusher, but with questions about how he'll hold up in run defense at just 239 pounds, the rookie will likely begin his career as a situational rusher rather than an every-down player.

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  • Jets' Will McDonald: Returns to practice Tuesday

    McDonald (leg) practiced Tuesday, Ralph Ventre of reports.

    The rookie first-round pick was sidelined for the first couple practices of training camp due to a leg contusion, but he was back on the field for Tuesday's padded session. Per Ventre, McDonald stood out during his first action and is on track to be part of the Jets' edge rusher rotation in 2023. The Iowa State product was a three-time All-Big 12 First-Team honoree and totaled 34 sacks across five collegiate seasons.

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  • Jets' Will McDonald: Dealing with leg contusion

    McDonald (leg) did not practice Friday, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.

    McDonald was on the sidelines with a leg contusion that he suffered at Thursday's practice, but head coach Robert Saleh said Friday that he expects the rookie to "be back soon." The 24-year-old is expected to be a top reserve option behind John Franklin-Myers and Carl Lawson on New York's defensive line in 2023.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 241 lbs
Birthplace: Pewaukee, WI
Age: 24
School: Iowa St.
Experience: R