Since the second day of free agency opened the Raiders have been busy signing players left and right. Gruden and his staff show no signs of stopping as it was reported the Silver & Black brought in former Buccaneers defensive tackle Clinton McDonald for a visit according to the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.
Clinton McDonald visited Raiders— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 16, 2018
The 8-year veteran marks the first reported visit by a defensive tackle, although there has been interest in Vikings free agent Tom Johnson. McDonald began his career with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2009 as a seventh round pick back when Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther was on staff.
McDonald appeared in 26 games throughout the past two seasons for the Bucs combining for 65 tackles and 8.5 sacks over that span. However, Pro Football Focus was not impressed with his play in 2017 giving him a low season grade of 48.9 which ranked 111th among defensive tackles.
While it appears McDonald left Oakland without a contract, it is still very possible both parties strike a deal in the future. Either way, it shows that the Raiders are now looking to add to their defensive line after already rewarding Justin Ellis with a three-year extension.