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.
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 (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.
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 signing 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 more clear in the next few days.
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|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6||31||21.0||10||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||36||25.0||11||3.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||29||18.0||11||5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
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|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|