Clinton McDonald
DL TB (1)
6 days ago

McDonald posted one solo tackle, a sack, and also notched a pass defensed in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tackle recorded his first quarterback takedown since Week 6, along with his first pass break-up of the season. McDonald has been rather quiet on the tackle front in 2017, compiling just 18 through nine games after posting 36 in 12 contests last season. However, he remains a valued member of the defensive line rotation, in part because of his ability to collapse the pocket.

Clinton McDonald
DL TB (1)
1 month ago

McDonald posted two solo tackles for loss, including a sack, in Sunday's 38-33 loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

The run-stuffing tackle has now recorded a sack in each of the last two games. McDonald is a key member of the Bucs defensive line in a real-world football sense, but his fantasy value is limited due to his modest tackle and sack numbers.

Clinton McDonald
DL TB (1)
1 month ago

McDonald contributed three tackles (all solo) and one sack in Thursday's 19-14 loss to the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tackle was able to notch his first quarterback takedown since Week 16 of last season and now has a pair of three-tackle games. On the other hand, McDonald also had a role to play in the Bucs having allowed a combined 105 yards on 19 rushes to Dion Lewis and Mike Gillislee, so he could stand to boost his tackle numbers in coming games. Tampa will face a much easier matchup on the ground when they travel to Arizona to tangle with the Cardinals in Week 6.

Clinton McDonald
DL TB (1)
10 months ago

McDonald totaled 36 tackles (25 solo), including three for loss, along with 3.5 sacks over 12 games in the 2016 season.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tackle was able to play double the amount of games he had in 2015, when a pectoral injury cut short what was on pace to be a career season. He didn't exactly escape 2016 injury-free, as a hamstring injury cost him four games midway through the campaign. However, McDonald was once again productive when healthy, albeit not to the same extent as he'd been a year earlier. He posted six-and-eight-tackle efforts in Weeks 3 and 4, and was once again solid in the run game overall, posting the second-best tackle total of his seven-season career. He seemed to adapt well to the nuances of new defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme, which called for him to be a part of a wider variety of personnel groupings than in former head coach Lovie Smith's system. On the books for a modest $2 million cap hit in 2017, McDonald figures to once serve as a dependable presence in the middle of the Bucs' defensive line.

Clinton McDonald
DL TB (1)
11 months ago

McDonald tallied four tackles (one solo) and a sack in Saturday's 31-24 loss to the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tackle notched his first sack since back in Week 10 against the Bears. He also has 11 tackles over the last four games, despite getting shut out of the stat sheet versus the Cowboys in Week 15. McDonald remains a vital part of the Bucs' run defense, while also occasionally flashing the ability to collapse the pocket.

Clinton McDonald
DL TB (1)
1 year ago

McDonald (hamstring) recorded a sack and was credited with another quarterback hit in Sunday's 36-10 win over the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tackle's return from his multi-week absence was therefore at least modestly successful, although McDonald was not credited with any other tackles besides his sack on 24 total defensive snaps. However, given his past body of work, he's certainly likely to return to his previous level of production as he gets more reps under his belt.

Clinton McDonald
DL TB (1)
1 year ago

McDonald (hamstring) is active for Sunday's tilt with the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

McDonald was a full participant in practice on Thursday and Friday, so it comes as no surprise that he'll be on the field Sunday. If he sees his reps heavily monitored, it will be Akeem Spence who sees an increase in action.

Clinton McDonald
DL TB (1)
1 year ago

McDonald (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McDonald hasn't played since Week 4 but figures to make his return this Sunday against the Bears. He could see his reps heavily monitored as he gets back into the swing of things, in which case Akeem Spence figures to see an increased defensive role.

Clinton McDonald
DL TB (1)
1 year ago

McDonald (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Falcons, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Once again McDonald remained limited in practice throughout the week, but was ultimately ruled out for the Bucs' game. Gerald McCoy, Akeem Spence, and John Hughes will serve as the team's defensive tackles in Week 9.

Clinton McDonald
DL TB (1)
1 year ago

McDonald (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

McDonald was limited in practice all week but the team deemed it better to give him an added few days of rest. With McDonald's fellow starter Gerald McCoy (calf) listed as questionable, Akeem Spence and John Hughes could see a large bump in reps at defensive tackle.