The Oakland Raiders are signing DT Clinton McDonald to a contract on Wednesday, according to his agents.
— Schwartz & Feinsod (@schwartzfeinsod) September 12, 2018
Earlier in the day, Raiders HC Jon Gruden mentioned that they could add some defensive tackle depth by signing McDonald and Jonathan Hankins, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise.
McDonald, 31, is a former seventh-round pick of the Bengals back in 2009. He lasted just a few years in Cincinnati before catching on with the Seahawks for the 2011 season.
After three years in Seattle, the Buccaneers signed him to a contract and he’s spent the past four years in Tampa Bay. The Broncos signed McDonald to a two-year, $7 million contract this offseason.
McDonald and Denver also agreed to a $3 million pay cut in June, but he was still released coming out of the preseason.
In 2017, McDonald appeared in 14 games for the Buccaneers and recorded 29 tackles, five sacks and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 111 interior defender out of 122 qualifying players.