Clinton McDonald
DL TB (6)
2 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 (6)
3 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 (6)
4 months 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 (6)
4 months 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 (6)
5 months 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 (6)
5 months 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 (6)
5 months 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.

Clinton McDonald
DL TB (6)
5 months ago

McDonald (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice on Thursday, Jenna Laines of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McDonald missed Week 7's win over the 49ers due to a hamstring aliment. His limited participation the past two days makes him questionable for Sunday's tilt with the Raiders, but his status in Friday's practice session will be key in determining his availability. Should he be ruled out, look for Akeem Spence to get the start.

Clinton McDonald
DL TB (6)
5 months ago

McDonald (hamstring) will not play against the 49ers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

McDonald was able to return to practice after sitting out on Wednesday, but will be held out due to the lingering nature of hamstring injuries. However, he appears to have an optimistic chance of returning next week. Akeem Spence will get the start on Sunday as his replacement.

Clinton McDonald
DL TB (6)
5 months ago

McDonald (hamstring) was limited in practice on Thursday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

McDonald sat out of practice earlier this week but returned in a limited fashion on Thursday, leaving him questionable for Sunday's tilt with the 49ers. Check back for more information regarding the defensive ends game status as the weekend approaches, with Akeem Spence serving as a replacement starter if McDonald isn't cleared.