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Dolphins Sign Recently Suspended Safety T.J. McDonald

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The Miami Dolphins made an interesting move this week adding a player who will not be available for the first eight games of the season. Former Rams safety, T.J. McDonald was picked up by the Dolphins on a one year deal.

Here’s the Miami Herald with more:

McDonald has been suspended for half the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He’ll return in either Week 9 or 10, depending on when the NFL gives the Dolphins their bye.

McDonald comes to the Dolphins from the Rams, with whom he spent his first four NFL seasons. He started 53 games in that time, recording 281 tackles.

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McDonald will join the likes of Reshad Jones, Nate Allen, Michael Thomas and Walt Aikens. It’s clear that the McDonald pick up is to add depth and make sure the team is solid at the position later in the season in case someone gets hurt. Other than that, this would be considered a risky move. It is only a one year contract and won’t hit them too hard salary cap wise.
McDonald assured the Dolphins that he won’t be getting into any more trouble after pleading guilty to reckless driving involving drugs or alcohol, which is what ultimately led to the suspension.

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