Seahawks Claim LB Justin March-Lillard Off Waivers, Place DB Dewey McDonald On IR


The Seattle Seahawks officially claimed LB Justin March-Lillard off of waivers from the DOlphins and placed LB Dewey McDonald on injured reserve.

March-Lillard, 24, wound up signing a three-year, $1.585 million contract with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Akron back in 2015. He has managed to make the 53-man roster in each of his first two years in the NFL but was waived by the Chiefs coming out of the preseason.

The Dolphins later claimed him off of waivers before cutting him loose on Tuesday.

March-Lillard stands to make a base salary of $615,000 for the 2017 season.

In 2017, March-Lillard has appeared in two games and record one tackle for the Dolphins.

McDonald, 27, originally signed on with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of  California (PA) back in 2014. He lasted over a year in Indianapolis before he was waived during the 2015 season and later claimed off of waivers by the Patriots.

McDonald eventually landed with the Raiders towards the end of the season before he was traded to the Seahawks last year for a conditional seventh-round pick coming out of the preseason.

The Seahawks re-signed McDonald to a one-year exclusive rights contract this offseason.

In 2017, McDonald appeared in three games for the Seahawks and made one tackle.

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