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McDonald jumps from Seattle to Tampa

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With defensive end Michael Bennett staying in Seattle, it became a foregone conclusion that defensive tackle Clinton McDonald would be leaving.

Per a league source, McDonald has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers, joining new coach Lovie Smith’s 4-3/Tampa Two attack.

Acquired via trade with the Bengals in 2011, the 27-year-old McDonald had 5.5 sacks last season, with only one start.  He also started in Super Bowl XLVIII.

McDonald apparently will be joined by former Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson, who reportedly will be signing a big-money deal with the Bucs.

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26 Responses to “McDonald jumps from Seattle to Tampa”
  1. marshawnsgrillz says: Mar 11, 2014 4:30 PM

    He was a solid rotational guy for sure.

  2. pathsovglory says: Mar 11, 2014 4:31 PM

    Happy for Truck!

    Him and Gerald McCoy gonna wreak havoc from the inside

  3. robseahawksfan says: Mar 11, 2014 4:31 PM

    Looks like the whole team is heading for Florida.

  4. realdealsteel says: Mar 11, 2014 4:32 PM

    Bucs are loading up on defense. Their on my radar now as a possible option in my fantasy league.

  5. braceyourselffor12 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:33 PM

    The joke is on him.

    Wait till he finds out that instead of a COSTCO size supply of PEDs their locker room is full of MRSA.

  6. hawkfan72 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:33 PM

    After being average for a couple years and cut at the beginning of the year, McDonald was re-signed a few weeks later and was amazing depth on the D-line. I’m happy he got a payday, he earned it this year.

  7. darknessspreads says: Mar 11, 2014 4:34 PM

    Clinton McDonald has a motor that never stops. He’s a fine rotational player on the defensive line. I am sorry he’s not here in Seattle anymore, but I’m very happy for him finding success in getting a well-deserved contract and pay raise elsewhere.

  8. thepftpoet says: Mar 11, 2014 4:35 PM

    The Seahawks suck!

    Skol Vikings.

  9. trollhammer20 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:37 PM

    Great part of a rotation. Depending on the money and the role he’s given, this could be a very solid move for Tampa.

  10. uglyglazers says: Mar 11, 2014 4:37 PM

    You just went from the best team that also happens to have the best jerseys to the worst team that also happens to have the worst jerseys (including arena league jerseys)

  11. fumblenuts says: Mar 11, 2014 4:39 PM

    12th Man Salute Clinton! You will be missed.

    The Bucs are getting a high motor player!

  12. meatcarroll says: Mar 11, 2014 4:39 PM

    Great signing for the MRSAnaries.

  13. seatt1ej0nes says: Mar 11, 2014 4:40 PM

    Ah, oh well. Don’t need him on the dynasty train anyway. WHOOO WHOOO! #BestDefenseEver #gohawks

  14. kuranda84 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:41 PM

    Great player. Thanks Clinton!

  15. Matt B says: Mar 11, 2014 4:46 PM

    Not a surprise. But then again, he was a ‘reclamation project’ for the Seahawks to begin with. Rotational depth that Pete and John will have no problem replacing (and may already have on the current roster in Scruggs, Williams, etc.).

  16. rodh32340 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:47 PM

    Tampa is becoming Cincy South…

  17. realnflmaster says: Mar 11, 2014 4:49 PM

    Lol over 70 million dollars for 9 sacks total last season. Ahahahaha

  18. thefox61 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:49 PM

    E-I-E-I-O

    Go Seahawks!

  19. ramrod05 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:52 PM

    This is our splash!!

  20. flvikesfan says: Mar 11, 2014 4:55 PM

    McCoy, McDonald AND Johnson….we might actually get to see a game on TV this season!

  21. theclink12 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:55 PM

    Next Man Up!

  22. theroc5156 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:56 PM

    Boy the Buccaneers sure love them ex-Bengals.

  23. sonofsamadams says: Mar 11, 2014 5:04 PM

    McDonald isn’t going to blow up the run game, but he is pretty good as a situational pass rusher. I hope he continues to do well in Tampa.

  24. number1hawkfan says: Mar 11, 2014 5:06 PM

    The bucs just got a good player. I was hoping he would stay I truly believe he could become one of the better DT’s in the league.

  25. thebirdofprey2 says: Mar 11, 2014 6:00 PM

    Wow that is a great signing by the Bucs. McDonald got cut came back with an attitude and a nastiness to him.

    I think he is the definition of nickel DT, I think this helps McCoy big time because on passing downs you just can’t double team him.

  26. wjmoffatt says: Mar 11, 2014 6:49 PM

    What was the deal for though?

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