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Brandon McDonald | Defensive Back | #33

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 185
College: Memphis
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (140) / CLE
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Bucs re-signed CB Brandon McDonald.
McDonald recorded 21 tackles, two passes defensed, and an interception in eight games before being released by the Bucs a month ago. Like the rest of the team's corners, McDonald has been a liability in coverage. Tue, Dec 11, 2012 07:23:00 PM

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Dolphins waived CB Brandon McDonald.

Miami claimed McDonald off waivers from Tampa Bay just three days ago. The Fins also added Bryan McCann to their cornerback depth this past week. McDonald will hit the street but should be able to latch on elsewhere in due time.
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 04:21:00 PM

Dolphins claimed CB Brandon McDonald off waivers from Tampa Bay.

Miami signed the journeyman CB after placing Richard Marshall on injured reserve. McDonald has 21 total tackles and an interception in six games for the Buccaneers, but was waived yesterday. He's currently ranked as the No. 91 cornerback for the season at Pro Football Focus.
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 05:46:00 PM

Bucs released CB Brandon McDonald.

LeQuan Lewis was promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding move. The 27-year-old McDonald had been a major liability in coverage on 216 snaps as the nickel and dime back this season.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 04:16:00 PM

Bucs signed CB Brandon McDonald.

McDonald, a 2007 fifth-round pick of the Browns, has spent the last couple seasons getting lit up as a member of the Lions' secondary. He brings 29 career starts to the table.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 09:24:00 AM

Lions re-signed CB Brandon McDonald.

It's purely a desperation move as the Lions' secondary has been ravaged by injury. The Lions waived McDonald three weeks ago. He'll be insurance behind Chris Houston (knee), Aaron Berry (shoulder) and Don Carey (concussion). Philip Rivers and the Chargers' passing game has another tasty matchup this week.
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 10:51:00 AM

Lions waived CB Brandon McDonald.

The sides may have to reach an injury settlement, as McDonald is recovering from a Thanksgiving Day knee injury. He played in 11 games as a subpackage corner with the Lions, recording 17 tackles.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 10:12:00 AM

Lions CB Brandon McDonald did not return to the game Thursday after leaving with a knee injury.

McDonald suffered the injury while diving to try to stop a long touchdown pass in the third quarter. With Louis Delmas, Chris Houston also injured, wide receiver Rashied Davis played 5-10 snaps as an emergency corner, making two tackles. Coach Jim Schwartz doesn't know yet if any of the injuries are long-term.
Fri, Nov 25, 2011 07:42:00 AM

Brandon McDonald has lost the Lions' nickelback job.

Starter Eric Wright is expected to move to the slot in nickel packages with Aaron Berry or Alphonso Smith playing outside. While the Lions have shown major improvement at linebacker, the secondary remains the defense's Achilles' heel heading into the season.
Fri, Sep 9, 2011 10:22:00 AM

Lions agreed to terms with CB Brandon McDonald.

Detroit relinquished McDonald's RFA rights in March, so it's a good bet they're bringing him back at a lower salary. The 26-year-old will be a reserve corner, hardly guaranteed a roster spot.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 06:51:00 PM

The Lions failed to extend a tender to potential restricted free agent CB Brandon McDonald.

With four years in the league, McDonald is likely to be unrestricted anyway. The former Brown recorded 19 tackles in six games with after being claimed off waivers in October.
Thu, Mar 3, 2011 03:40:00 PM

Lions placed CB Brandon McDonald on injured reserve with a fractured forearm, ending his season.

Coach Jim Schwartz confirmed that the break was clean, and if there were more than three games left in the season the Lions might've waited out McDonald's rehab. Acquired off waivers in October, McDonald finishes with 19 tackles and a pass breakup in eight games. He's an impending free agent.
Mon, Dec 13, 2010 03:08:00 PM

Lions CB Brandon McDonald broke his arm in Sunday's win over the Packers.

McDonald finishes the season with 18 tackles and no interceptions. Prince Miller, who was signed off the Ravens' practice squad last week, filled in for McDonald Sunday.
Source: MLive.com
Sun, Dec 12, 2010 09:38:00 PM

Lions CB Brandon McDonald left Sunday's game against the Packers with an arm injury and will not return.

McDonald was being pressed into duty as the Packers tried to spread the Lions out. The former Browns starter may have a fracture, which would end his season.
Sun, Dec 12, 2010 03:17:00 PM

Lions claimed CB Brandon McDonald off waivers from the Cardinals.

The Lions have already salvaged one underachieving cornerback's career this season, and like Alphonso Smith, it's not talent that McDonald lacks. The former Memphis Tiger could contribute as a reserve corner later in the year.
Wed, Oct 27, 2010 04:41:00 PM

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