St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) is hit by Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (69) in the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. Seattle defeated St. Louis 24-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks bring back Clinton McDonald


The Seattle Seahawks decided to cut defensive tackle Clinton McDonald in the 53-man roster crunchdown, but the Seahawks have decided to bring him back to the squad after just one game. Ian Rapoport tweeted that McDonald and Seahawks have agreed to terms, and the Seahawks were looking at DT options due to injuries at the position. McDonald will at least provide some short-term depth at the position, and it will be interesting to see how long the reunion lasts.

Backup DT Jordan Hill was already ruled out for tomorrow’s big game against the San Francisco 49ers, and key players Brandon Mebane and Tony McDaniel will also go into the game nicked up. McDonald allows the Seahawks to fortify their depth at the position, and we’ll see if he is able to get a few snaps against an excellent 49ers offensive line, particularly when it comes to run blocking.

McDonald played in 14 games last season and registered 25 tackles, and the Memphis product’s ability to stop the run is an asset as a backup against the Niners. He has never had a sack in his career, but he’s had solid tackle numbers and has experience with the team, so this small move definitely makes sense. He’s going to be quality depth for the Seattle Seahawks front, and the only reason why he was cut in the first place was because the Seahawks had too much depth at DT.

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