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Former Rams Safety T.J McDonald Suspended 8 Games

T.J McDonald is currently a free agent

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According to Field Yates of ESPN, former Rams’ Safety T.J McDonald Jr. has been suspended for the first 8 games of the 2017 season:

Oh, and to boot:

For a first-time free agent, this could not have been worse timing for McDonald. T.J sort of turned into the Rams’ hometown kid, as he spent his college years at USC. McDonald was originally drafted by the Rams (Fisher and Snead) in the 2013 draft as a 3rd round pick.

Outside of some minor injuries here and there, McDonald was a fine player. Never really a big time play-maker, but a solid and dependable player on the back-end, McDonald ends his Rams tenure with 218 tackles, 5.0 sacks, 17 pass deflections, and 4 INT’s.

There’s been word from Alden Gonzalez (ESPN) that the Rams may try to fill the FS opening internally, as in sliding Lamarcus Joyner to Safety on base downs and kicking him back into Nickel for 3rd downs.