- According to La Canfora, McDougald was mulling over an offer from the Browns after he recently visited with them.
- Ian Rapoport confirms the news and adds that McDougald receives a one-year, $2 million contract.
McDougald, 26, originally signed on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas back in 2013. He was on and off of their practice squad during his rookie season before he waived in November of 2013 and later claimed off of waivers by the Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers brought McDougald back last year on a second-round tender that cost them $2.5 million for the 2016 season.
In 2016, McDougald appeared in all 16 games for the Buccaneers and recorded 91 tackles, interceptions, a fumble recovery and 10 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 42 safety out of 89 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.