McDonald recorded nine tackles (eight solo), two passes defended and one interception during Sunday's 13-6 win over the Jets.
McDonald was all over the field Week 9, and played a key role in holding rookie quarterback Sam Darnold to 229 yards, zero touchdowns and four interceptions. The veteran safety has logged a solid season thus far, and faces a tough matchup against the Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Week 10.
McDonald also played all of the defense's 64 snaps in Week 7. The starting safety has proven a worthwhile IDP asset throughout the season, but Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that McDonald is nursing an ankle injury and was limited in Monday's practice. With a short week of practice ahead, McDonald's health is worth monitoring as Thursday's game against the Texans approaches.
McDonald (knee) is active for Sunday's Week 7 tilt against the Lions.
The veteran safety will parlay a week of full practice participation into active status. He'll look to help contain a potent Lions passing game headline by the top receiving trio of Golden Tate, Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones.
McDonald posted three tackles (two solo) and an interception in Sunday's win over Chicago.
McDonald's interception came in the fourth quarter of Sunday's outing. He snagged a pass from quarterback Mitch Trubisky in the end zone to save a score. McDonald now has two interceptions on the season for the 4-2 Dolphins. He'll look to stifle Matthew Stafford and the Lions offense in Week 7.
McDonald said Saturday that he was confident that he would complete his court-mandated obligations stemming from his plea deal for a May 2016 DUI arrest before the start of the 2018 season, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. "I'm in the process of doing all of my community service and making sure I knock everything out," McDonald said.
The terms of McDonald's probation for the DUI arrest required him to complete 200 hours of community service and a three-month alcohol program, but a report surfaced in January that the veteran safety hadn't met either of those conditions. The courts granted him an extension to complete the obligations before he's scheduled to appear in front of a judge again in March, and it appears the offseason has opened up more free time for get himself back in good legal standing. After inking a lucrative four-year contract extension with Miami last September, McDonald should be locked into a starting role in 2018.
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ IND||4:25 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||10||53||45.0||8||1||1||-2||-2.0||-2||0||4|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||105||84.0||21||2||1||20||20.0||20||0||6|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||11||63||39.0||24||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
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|2013||St. Louis Rams||10||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||---||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||11||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||0||1||3||1||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||11||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|