Data Scout Notes: 2012: 2ndC...PWCamp/PThorpe/PNagurski/PBednarik/PLott...2011: 1stC/PThorpe/PNagurski/PBednarik/PLott...2010: 2ndC
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Draft Scout T.J. McDonald News
03/31/17 - S T.J. McDonald was signed by the Dolphins despite an eight-game suspension to start the 2017 season.
McDonald, 26, received a one-year veteran minimum contract, according to the Miami Herald. McDonald, who started 53 games for the Rams over the last four years, was suspended by the NFL on Wednesday for half of the 2017 season for violating the league's policy for substances of abuse. The 6-2, 217-pound McDonald owns four-year career totals of 285 tackles, five sacks, four interceptions, 17 passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He played in all 16 games in 2016 and posted 64 tackles, one sack, career-high two interceptions and six passes defensed.
03/29/17 - S T.J. McDonald, a free agent, has been suspended for the first eight games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's policy for substances of abuse, the league announced. The penalty stems from a May arrest after McDonald crashed into a parked car, leading to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of drugs. McDonald pleaded guilty in January.
10/04/16 - S T.J. McDonald was forced to the sideline Sunday due to concerns about a concussion but eventually returned to the game.
10/02/16 - S T.J. McDonald was evaluated for a concussion during the third quarter but returned to the game in the fourth.
07/31/16 - S T.J. McDonald, who was arrested in May on non-alcoholic DUI charges in Los Angeles and missed the Rams' entire offseason program, reported to camp and appears ready to produce in the Rams' secondary. McDonald was on his way to another 90-plus tackle season a year ago before his year was cut down after 11 games with a shoulder injury. With the shoulder injury behind him, McDonald can sooth some concerns about the back end of the Rams' defense by solidifying one safety spot. The Rams go into training camp needing to replace departed CB Janoris Jenkins and S Rodney McLeod - both left in free agency to the Giants and Eagles - but the task would have been considerably more difficult had McDonald's off-field issues or injury sabotaged his availability.