Tom Condon, the agent for free agent DT Ray McDonald, said multiple teams have inquired about his client in recent weeks.
“As you know, he’s a very good football player,” Condon said at Stanford’s pro day on Thursday, via Eric Branch of SFGate.com. “There certainly are teams that are inquiring about him.”
McDonald, 30, released McDonald back in December after rape allegations against him surfaced. No charges were every filed in that case, but the 49ers still elected to move on given that this was the first off-the-field incident.
According to Condon, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office is unlikely pursue charges the most recent case, even though the investigation is ongoing.
“I would anticipate that they don’t find anything,” Condon said. “As Ray has said publicly, he’s got video evidence of consensual sex over a two-day period of time.
“I don’t have any doubt that he’ll be vindicated,” Condon said. “… But it’s still an influencing factor because of the sensitivity of the social issue. It’s unfortunate, but that’s the way it goes.”
Condon added that McDonald may have to accept an incentive based contract, assuming he’s cleared in the pending case.
“It still would be a possibility that someone would sign him,” Condon said, “and you structure the contract around making sure he’s able to play.”
In 2014, McDonald appeared in 14 games and recorded 39 tackles, three sacks, and a forced fumble for the 49ers. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the N0. 12 defensive end in a 3-4 defense out of 47 qualifying players.