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T.J. McDonald | Defensive Back | #25

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
College: USC
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (71) / LAR
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The Rams are not expected to re-sign free agent SS T.J. McDonald.
The 26-year-old hasn't drawn an ounce of interest to this point, possibly due to him pleading guilty to reckless driving involving drugs or alcohol back in January. McDonald is now subject to a suspension. He could be an option for the Browns to reunite with DC Gregg Williams after Cleveland whiffed on SS Tony Jefferson. Maurice Alexander is likely to replace McDonald in LA. Mar 9 - 2:05 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Impending free agent SS T.J. McDonald pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of reckless driving involving drugs or alcohol.

McDonald was originally charged with driving under the influence of drugs after he was arrested last May, but he pleaded to a lesser offense. McDonald was sentenced to three years probation, ordered to complete a three-month alcohol program, and ordered to complete one-month residential drug program among other penalties. Likely to face a suspension now that the legal situation is resolved, McDonald could find a quieter than expected market in free agency.
Source: LA Times
Jan 12 - 10:59 AM

Rams SS T.J. McDonald has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs.

The charges stem from his early May arrest. McDonald is scheduled to appear in court on October 7. He'll be subject to a suspension once the case gets resolved.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 06:12:00 PM

Rams SS T.J. McDonald will be a full participant in training camp.

McDonald underwent shoulder surgery last December. He went on to have a drama-filled offseason, including a drunk driving arrest. He's facing a suspension.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 02:37:00 PM

TMZ Sports reports Rams SS T.J. McDonald was arrested for DUI early Tuesday morning.

McDonald allegedly crashed into a parked car and waited for police to arrive to the scene where he was then taken into custody. McDonald wasn't arrested for alcohol abuse, but it's believed he was on some sort of medication that had him acting out of the ordinary. He was later released on his own recognizance. McDonald is now subject to a suspension.
Source: TMZ Sports
Tue, May 10, 2016 10:19:00 PM

Rams placed SS T.J. McDonald (shoulder surgery) on injured reserve, ending his season.

It's another blow to a Rams secondary already without Trumaine Johnson (thigh) and Janoris Jenkins (concussion). McDonald had 63 tackles and a sack prior to going down, grading as PFF's No. 32 safety against the run. Maurice Alexander is McDonald's backup.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Rams SS T.J. McDonald will be sidelined until training camp with a leg injury.

Coach Jeff Fisher declined to elaborate on the injury, only saying that McDonald went through "an ordeal" earlier this offseason. The Rams will soon wrap up OTAs and typically haven't had a veteran minicamp under Fisher. McDonald was a second-half stud for the Rams in DC Gregg Williams' attacking defense.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 03:55:00 PM

Last season, Rams SS T.J. McDonald received the highest PFF grade of any safety in football between Weeks 9 and 17.

He still finished just 41st out of 87 qualifiers thanks to a poor first half. McDonald's fast improvement is encouraging but the Rams need their third-year strong safety to play with more consistency. McDonald finished with a negative grade overall in pass coverage but was excellent against the run. He'll start alongside FS Rodney McLeod and CBs E.J. Gaines and Janoris Jenkins.
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 10:01:00 AM

T.J. McDonald is locked in as one of the Rams starting safeties.

McDonald's rookie year was sidetracked by a fractured leg that cost him six games, but he was solid down the stretch and won't face competition. The real hole for the Rams is opposite McDonald, as they desperately need an upgrade on Rodney McLeod. The Post-Dispatch expects safety to be addressed early in next week's draft.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 10:44:00 AM

Rams activated S T.J. McDonald from injured reserve/designated for return.

McDonald resumed practicing Wednesday and is expected to return this week against the Bears. He should immediately regain his starting job over fill-in FS Darian Stewart. The Rams placed CB Cortland Finnegan on injured reserve in a corresponding move.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 04:29:00 PM

Rams S T.J. McDonald (short-term I.R./broken leg) is expected to return when first eligible in Week 13.

"He’s progressing nicely," coach Jeff Fisher said. "He’s actually on land running right now (as opposed to pool work), so that’s a huge step for him. We won’t have any problems with the timing of that." McDonald was a starter before going down, and will likely return as such.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 09:32:00 PM

Rams placed S T.J. McDonald on short-term injured reserve with a fractured right leg.

He does not need surgery and will be eligible for return in Week 13. The Rams loved what they were getting from McDonald early in the season, but will now be forced to turn to journeyman Matt Giordano, who is a major liability in pass coverage.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 04:41:00 PM

Rams SS T.J. McDonald suffered a fractured right leg in Week 4 against the 49ers.

McDonald is out indefinitely and will likely be placed on injured reserve. It's a tough blow to a Rams' secondary that also lost Cortland Finnegan (thigh) to injury. Matt Giordano should get the majority of playing time in McDonald's absence.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 11:43:00 PM

Rams SS T.J. McDonald exited Week 4 with a right leg injury.

McDonald was carted off the field and had an air cast on his right leg. He's out for the remainder of the game and is likely looking at an extended absence. Matt Giordano replaced him in the starting lineup and immediately gave up a touchdown to Vernon Davis.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 10:46:00 PM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says third-round pick T.J. McDonald has been a "quick study" in training camp at strong safety.

McDonald appears to have already sewn up a starting job, with Darian Stewart at free safety. McDonald's college game tape was largely unimpressive, but he'll have a good chance for IDP impact as St. Louis' in-the-box stuffer. Quintin Mikell racked up 101 tackles and four forced fumbles at the same position in 2012.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 02:24:00 PM

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