Ray McDonald DL SF 1 Month
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 SF 2 Months
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 SF 2 Months4 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.
Ray McDonald DL SF 2 Months4 Comments
McDonald was reportedly arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence early Sunday morning, according to sfgate.com.
"The 49ers organization is aware of the recent reports regarding Ray McDonald and we take such matters seriously. As we continue to gather the facts, we will reserve further comment," GM Trent Baalke indicated in a statement, according to NFL.com. The report notes that McDonald's arrest could potentially lead to an extended absence for the defensive lineman, given that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced changes to the league's Personal Conduct Policy in regard to domestic violence last week.
Ray McDonald DL SF 3 Months
McDonald (biceps) is back at practice and appears to be completely healed from the offseason surgery on his bicep, the Sacramento Bee reports.
Smith had 29 tackles in 2013 and will look to build on that total coming off of successful offseason surgery. He will line up as the starting left defensive end this season.
Ray McDonald DL SF 9 Months
49ers LE Ray McDonald will undergo surgery to repair his torn biceps.
McDonald tore his biceps in Week 5 but played through it and ended up starting 14 games, racking up 37 tackles and 3.5 sacks. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 22 3-4 end out of 45 qualifiers. McDonald was particularly strong against the run. He's under contract for $3.5 million in 2014.
Ray McDonald DL SF Oct 08 '13
49ers DE Ray McDonald has been diagnosed with a right biceps strain.
An MRI ruled out structural damage and he's considered day to day. McDonald's status for the Sunday's game against the Cardinals remains in question, but he's not expected to miss an extended period of time.
Ray McDonald DL SF Oct 07 '13
49ers DE Ray McDonald will have an MRI on his biceps Monday.
McDonald hurt his right biceps while sacking Matt Schaub in the third quarter Sunday night. He was quickly ruled out for the night, suggesting fear of a serious injury. The 49ers were forced to turn to Demarcus Dobbs and Tony Jerod-Eddie in McDonald's place.
Ray McDonald DL SF Oct 06 '13
49ers DL Ray McDonald exited Sunday night's Week 5 game against the Texans with a right biceps injury.
McDonald headed to the locker room after sacking Matt Schaub on a third down in the third quarter and was ruled out almost immediately. That's a sign it's a significant injury. The Niners are down to Justin Smith, Glenn Dorsey, and Tony Jerod-Eddie as their lone three healthy defensive linemen.
Ray McDonald DL SF Feb 08 '12
49ers LE Ray McDonald was arrested Wednesday for an outstanding warrant stemming from his 2010 arrest for suspicion of DUI.
McDonald was pulled over for a traffic violation at 2AM Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Police learned of McDonald's old warrant upon inspection of his record, and released him from jail at 7AM. McDonald is the second 49er to be arrested in the last 12 days, joining OLB/DE Aldon Smith. A high-impact and underrated defender, McDonald had 2.5 sacks in San Francisco's NFC title game loss to the Giants after racking up 5.5 in the regular season.