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Bucs sign veteran corner Brandon McDonald

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The Buccaneers added a little experienced depth at cornerback on Monday.

The team announced that they have signed cornerback Brandon McDonald. McDonald was a fifth-round pick in Cleveland in 2007 and played 48 games for them over three seasons. He spent two years as a starter, including 2008 when he intercepted five passes while starting 15 times. McDonald was released at the end of camp in 2010 and wound up splitting the year between the Cardinals and Lions. He played 13 games for the Lions last season before becoming a free agent.

McDonald joins Eric Wright as new Bucs who were members of that Lions secondary, which could be a somewhat dubious plan given how well Detroit defended the pass last season. Tampa was short on experienced backups at corner, though, and it would seem they want to see if adding a veteran option makes them feel better about the state of the depth chart after a shaky defensive performance against the Titans.

Cornerback Desmond Marrow was waived to make room for McDonald on the 90-man roster.

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7 Responses to “Bucs sign veteran corner Brandon McDonald”
  1. crustylovelips says: Aug 20, 2012 11:08 AM

    B-mac.. aka “lockdown” is by far the worst player in NFL history. I’ve been saying that since his days in Cleveland.. You guys in Tampa Bay will be saying it too..

  2. redandgoldhitman52 says: Aug 20, 2012 11:08 AM

    Zzzzz

  3. bucthat says: Aug 20, 2012 11:25 AM

    He’s not the worst hahaha have u seen E.J Biggers?

  4. ubepunkedagain says: Aug 20, 2012 12:24 PM

    Actually I always thought B Mac was better than E. Wright.. Now you have both. It’s going to be a long year for your secondary. E. Wright is by far the most overrated CB in the league. He is absolutely atrocious and does nothing well. He doesn’t locate the ball in the air as he is usually trying to catch up from being burned. I am so glad I don’t have to watch this guy any more.

  5. lks311 says: Aug 20, 2012 12:38 PM

    If I’m a Tampa Fan, I would be concerned that your Franchises idea of a Secondary Upgrade is employing two members of the 2011 Lions’ squad…which they did not want.

  6. professorcolumbus says: Aug 20, 2012 12:39 PM

    Ugh. And to think I was depressed after the game Friday…

  7. shaggyjeff says: Aug 20, 2012 12:43 PM

    have you seen Myron Lewis play…he is by far the worst player in the league !

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