Lions sign CB Brandon McDonald; release DE Keyunta Dawson

Posted by ttwentyman on December 22, 2011 – 1:06 pm

Help for the Lions’ injury-riddled secondary has arrived in the form of a familiar face.

The Lions have re-signed corner Brandon McDonald after releasing him Dec. 9 to make room on the roster for defensive tackle Jovan Haye.

The Lions released defensive end Keyunta Dawson to make room for McDonald.

Dawson was signed Nov. 30 and played in two games while the Lions were short-handed along their defensive front with injuries to Lawrence Jackson and Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh serving a two-game suspension.

McDonald brings depth to a secondary that’s been dealing with a number of injuries of late.

Safety Louis Delmas hasn’t played since Thanksgiving with a knee injury.

Starting corner Chris Houston had to remove himself from Sunday’s game in Oakland when the a knee injury prevented him from cutting and playing at a high level.

It was Houston’s first game back since spraining the knee on Thanksgiving.

Corner Aaron Berry missed Sunday’s game because of a separated right shoulder and is still favoring it a bit, even though he’s practiced this week.

Corner Don Carey hasn’t practiced all week after suffering a concussion against the Raiders.

McDonald played in 11 games with the Lions this season with 17 tackles and on pass defended.


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6 Responses to “Lions sign CB Brandon McDonald; release DE Keyunta Dawson”

  1. By Rodney Crowell on Dec 22, 2011 | Reply

    B-Mac! Welcome back, buddy! Need you to STICK IT TO THE BOLTS Saturday! I have your pic ready to go and if the Lions Secondary can shut down the Big Three from SD, I will put you guys on my Desktop and watch your smiling faces ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPER BOWL! GO LIONS !!!

  2. By Joe Horgan on Dec 22, 2011 | Reply

    Rodney you’re right on target; welcome back indeed. Now let’s show the coach why he should never cut you again. Go B-Mac, Go Lions!.

  3. By Tabetha on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    Im glad you are back McDonald!!!!

  4. By Eddie Hiller on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    The Oakland Raiders player that did the blindside hit on Don Carey should be fined for that hit any other player would be fined because he led with the crown of the Helmet.

    The N.F.L commisioner needs to fine that player.

  5. By LionsRoarr on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    We Here to win

  6. By LionsRoarr on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    Man Let The losers talk all they want from the side line. we coming for the packess next week period

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