31-Year-Old Defensive End – Free Agent
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ray McDonald in 2015. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Ray McDonald Contract Information:
Released by the Bears in May of 2015.
McDonald was indicted by a Santa Clara, CA grand jury Wednesday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Ray McDonald: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Just two days after being released by the Bears, McDonald was arrested for the second time in a three-day span. Something clearly isn't clicking with the veteran defensive lineman, as his NFL days are quite possibly over following the recent run-in with the law.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The move comes after McDonald was reportedly arrested on Monday morning on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment. "We believe in second chances, but when we signed Ray we were very clear what our expectations were if he was to remain a Bear," GM Ryan Pace noted in a press release. "He was not able to meet the standard and the decision was made to release him."
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Ray McDonald.
McDonald matched his career-high with 29 tackles in 2013 and will look to build on that number after undergoing successful shoulder surgery this off-season. He is in line to start at defensive end for the 49ers opposite Justin Smith.
McDonald has started at defensive end for all but one of the 49ers games over the last three seasons and is expected to fill a similar role this year again. With so much attention being paid to the likes of Aldon and Justin Smith and NoVarro Bowman, McDonald has been able to find his way in for a handful of sacks but is not considered much of a threat in IDP leagues.
McDonald is likely to start at left defensive tackle.
McDonald will likely be limited to third down and nickel pass rush situations, although he did record three sacks in that role during the 2009 season.
McDonald's status for 2009 remains uncertain (knee) and he may end up being placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
McDonald is expected to challenge for a starting position on the 49ers' defensive line.
McDonald's draft stock plummeted because of a problem with his knees. He had two knee surgeries in 2005 but started all 14 games last season. McDonald's knees still may need surgery but the 49ers felt he was too good a value to pass up in the third round and he is expected to see time at defensive end and nose tackle.