CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 19: Brandon McDonald #33 of the Detroit Lions laughs at the referee during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 19, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers must have noticed their lack of depth at the cornerback position, as the team signed a veteran cornerback in an effort to improve the play at the position. While Aqib Talib and Eric Wright have looked good in preseason so far, every other cornerback has struggled to hold up in coverage - and this is just preseason. McDonald was originally a fifth-round pick for the Cleveland Browns in 2007 and spent the past two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions. He has mostly been a nickel or dime cornerback, only starting a handful of games since leaving the Cleveland Browns. McDonald has eight career interceptions and 40 pass defenses, but all but three pass defenses came before the 2010 season.
To make room on the roster the team has waived cornerback Desmond Marrow, who did little to stand out during training camp or preseason so far. McDonald gives the Bucs some extra depth at cornerback and competition for the many sub-standard corners the team is fielding now.