Suspended free agent safety TJ McDonald signs with Dolphins

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The Dolphins have signed free-agent safety Nate Allen in the wake of releasing Isa Abdul-Quddus due to a serious neck/shoulder injury. McDonald on Friday despite a recent eight-game suspension. McDonald eventually pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in January and won't face any jail time for the incident.

In an email to ESPN after the suspension was announced, his agent, Andrew Kessler, wrote: "It is very unfortunate that T.J. will miss the first eight games this season, but he and I are both looking forward to him returning to regular-season action when eligible". He spent last season rehabilitating from knee surgery and hasn't played in a game since 2014.

Miami extended Pro Bowl pass rusher Cameron Wake's contract one season, signed Andre Branch to a three-year, $24 million contract, and traded to acquire William Hayes from the Rams this offseason. I definitely want to grow from (it). He actually learned of his suspension while on his visit with the Dolphins earlier this week, so the team is clearly comfortable with McDonald otherwise. "I think that goes without being said, I don't have ... It was just something that I'm definitely paying the price for the mistakes that I've made, that I'm definitely going to own up to".

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"I just got to be hungry, stay clean and be open and honest about everything, and make sure that this doesn't happen in the future", he said.

"I'm coming back [after the suspension] against the wall", McDonald said.

A four-year starter for the Rams, McDonald adapted to the National Football League quickly, totaling 215 tackles, 18 pass breakups, five sacks, four interceptions, and several game-changing hits over his first four seasons. "It's all about ball for me right now".

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