NFL safety T.J. McDonald currently is a free agent, and if he does sign with a team, he will be forced to miss the first half of the 2017 season.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the league suspended McDonald for the first eight games of the upcoming campaign in response to his arrest on DUI and drug charges from May of last year.
Jones pleaded guilty to a reckless driving charge involving drugs back in January. He was issued three years probation and court-mandated community service, among other punishments.
McDonald was drafted by the Los Angeles (then-St. Louis) Rams in the third round of the 2013 draft. In four seasons in the league, he’s tallied 218 tackles, as well as five sacks and four interceptions.
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