Ray McDonald DL CHI 12 months ago1 Comment

McDonald was arrested Wednesday evening for violating his restraining order, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

Just two days after being released by the Bears, McDonald was arrested for the second time in a three-day span. Something clearly isn't clicking with the veteran defensive lineman, as his NFL days are quite possibly over following the recent run-in with the law.

Ray McDonald DL CHI 1 year ago

The Bears have released McDonald, cbslocal.com reports.

The move comes after McDonald was reportedly arrested Monday morning on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment. "We believe in second chances, but when we signed Ray we were very clear what our expectations were if he was to remain a Bear," GM Ryan Pace noted in a press release. "He was not able to meet the standard and the decision was made to release him."

Ray McDonald DL CHI 1 year ago1 Comment

McDonald was reportedly arrested Monday morning on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, the Sacramento Bee reports.

ESPN.com notes that the Bears have not immediately commented on the situation, but given previous off-field concerns related to the defensive lineman, his status with the team appears uncertain. McDonald signed a one-year, $1.05 million contract with the Bears in March.

Ray McDonald DL CHI 1 year ago

McDonald has reached an agreement with the Bears, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports.

McDonald was released by the 49ers in November, a few months after being arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. He ultimately wasn't charged with anything, but the 49ers released a statement making it quite clear that off-field issues were to blame for his release. McDonald started 14 or more games in each of the past four seasons, averaging 28 tackles and 3.6 sacks. He probably won't be an IDP option, but based on talent alone, he should be able to earn a starting job in Chicago.

Ray McDonald DL CHI 1 year ago

The 49ers have released McDonald, the team's official site reports.

"We as an organization have notified (McDonald) and his agent that we have terminated his contract," GM Trent Baalke indicated Wednesday in a statement relayed by the 49ers' official site, following the team's release of the defensive tackle. "Ray has demonstrated a pattern of poor decision-making that is no longer going to be tolerated."

Ray McDonald DL CHI 2 years ago

McDonald recorded a season-high seven tackles (five tackles) and his first sack of the season in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Now that McDonald's off-the-field issues have been cleared, he can focus primarily on his on-the-field play. While Sunday's performance was stellar, it is hard to recommend McDonald in standard IDP leagues due to his lack of tackles and sacks from the defensive end position.

Ray McDonald DL CHI 2 years ago

McDonald will not face charges as a result of his Aug. 31 arrest on suspicion of domestic violence, NFL.com reports.

In a statement released by the 49ers, "based on the information available to us and the District Attorney's decision not to file charges, there will be no change in Ray's status with the team." McDonald has started at defensive end in all nine of the 49ers' games this season, while recording 24 tackles.

Ray McDonald DL CHI 2 years ago

McDonald left Sunday's game in the fourth quarter with a dislocated finger, CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports.

For those using the 49ers' defensive end in IDP leagues, it will be important to monitor his practice availability throughout the week. Through three games he has seven tackles and no sacks.

Ray McDonald DL CHI 2 years ago

McDonald recorded two tackles in Sunday's loss to the Bears.

McDonald continues to play despite being under investigation for a domestic dispute. The team is opting to let the legal process play out before issuing any sort of punishment. McDonald led all defensive players with 49 snaps Sunday. He is a far better real football player than an IDP asset, as a non-pass-rushing 3-4 defensive end doesn't produce a lot of tackles or sacks.

Ray McDonald DL CHI 2 years ago4 Comments

The 49ers will allow McDonald to play against Dallas on Sunday despite his Sunday arrest on a felony domestic violence charge, CSN Bay Area reports.

The 49ers are standing behind the unresolved nature of McDonald's legal situation as a sufficient reason to let him keep playing. He's unlikely to make much of an IDP impact, but he'll help the 49ers stop the run.