A lot of ink has been spilled over the changes that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made this offseason. Most of it has been focused on new head coach Lovie Smith and his hand-picked quarterback Josh McCown.
One guy who has mostly flown under the radar is defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, who the Bucs signed away from the Seattle Seahawks in March to a four-year, $12 million deal.
One of the many problems that plagued the 2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ team was their lack of pass rushing efficiency.
According to Football Outsiders, the Bucs ranked 25th in the NFL in terms of getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks in 2013. That number is terribly low and accurately reflects the abysmal 4-12 season.
That will all change this year, though, with the new...
So far this offseason the Seahawks have seen a number of players sign with new teams. The biggest losses have been on the defensive line. Red Bryant and Chris Clemons have signed with the Jacksonville Seaguars, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers poached defensive tackle Clinton McDonald.
That last item is in my opinion the hardest blow to the Super bowl champions. Bryant and Clemons will...
This is very similar to the deal that the Buccaneers gave Clinton McDonald. Like McDonald, Tony McDaniel was a little thought of defensive tackle before this season, playing 590 snaps in 2011 and 2012 combined, but broke out this season with the Seahawks (though McDaniel came from Miami, while McDonald moved up Seattle’s depth chart). McDaniel is a couple of years older, but I...
Clinton McDonald was a 7th round pick in 2009 and played just 794 snaps in his career before this season. He was actually cut by the Seahawks in final cuts and re-signed in mid-September. Given that, it might seem weird that McDonald is getting a 12 million dollar deal over 4 years from the Buccaneers now here in March, but McDonald had a very solid season as one of the cogs on a...
Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Clinton McDonald's face mask was bent out of shape during Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.
Schwartz and Feinsod reports that the Seattle Seahawks have re-signed DT Clinton McDonald.
Earlier in the week, the Seahawks brought in a number of free agent defensive tackles for workouts now that Brandon Mebane and Tony McDaniel are dealing with injuries. McDonald’s familiarity with the Seahawks defensive scheme most likely gave him the edge over the other players.
According to Isn Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Seahawks have signed free agent defensive tackle Clinton McDonald.
The #Seahawks worked out/looked at a bunch of DTs over the past weeks. Agreed to terms with Clinton McDonald today, per @schwartzfeinsod
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 14, 2013
McDonald played in 14 games for Seattle last year.
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The Seattle Seahawks have officially announced the signing of free agent defensive tackle Tony McDaniel and the re-signing of restricted free agent Clinton McDonald.
Seattle had tendered a one-year qualifying offer to McDonald, who chose to sign and return as Seattle's backup nose tackle.
McDaniel played in 54 games with Miami since going to the Dolphins in 2009 via a trade...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2013
RFA Defensive tackle Clinton McDonald a signs with Seahawks
ProFootballTalk.com is reporting McDonald is the second of three restricted free agents to sign their tenders to return to the team for next season.
They go onto say McDonald will make $1.323 million with the team next season.