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
09/03/17 - S T.J. McDonald, who is suspended for the first eight games, was signed to a four-year, $24 million with $10 million guaranteed. The hard-hitting McDonald stood out in training camp and preseason. He'll likely be installed as the starter alongside S Reshad Jones once his suspension is over.
09/02/17 - S T.J. McDonald, who is suspended for the first eight games of the season, signed a four-year, $24 million extension Saturday. The deal reportedly includes $10 million in guaranteed money. That is the largest sum of guaranteed money in NFL history given to a player currently serving a multi-game suspension. McDonald is suspended for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The 26-year-old originally signed a one-year deal worth $1.34 million with the Dolphins back in March after spending four seasons with the Rams.
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.