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Cornerback Brandon McDonald returns to thin Bucs secondary



Maybe Brandon McDonald can’t solve all the many problems of the Tampa Bay secondary, but his re-signing by the Bucs today sure can’t hurt.

With the worst pass defense in the NFL, the Bucs can use all the help they can get.

Before he was released on Nov. 6, McDonald appeared in eight games for the Bucs, at one point serving as the team’s third cornerback behind Aqib Talib and Eric Wright.

With neither of those players available – Talib was traded to New England, Wright is serving a four-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs – it’s possible McDonald could see playing time immediately.

McDonald’s addition adds depth on day after disappointing 2010 third-round pick Myron Lewis was placed on injured reserve.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 8:38pm]


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