The Dolphins rewarded the talented safety with a one-year deal in the spring, even though McDonald will serve an eight-game suspension for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy. When he returns to the field, McDonald will pair next to safety Reshad Jones, whom the team rewarded with a five-year contract extension in March. Both are athletic, ball-hawks who can cover and tackle.
During his first four years in the league, all with the Rams, McDonald – a former third-round draft choice out of USC – accumulated 285 tackles, four interceptions and 17 passes defensed.
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