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The Buccaneers listed FS Bradley McDougald and SS Major Wright as starters when they released their initial depth chart Thursday. The 2nd-year McDougald has been deemed an upside talent who fits HC Lovie Smith's scheme well. Wright has been up and down through 5 seasons spent mostly with the Bears. He's an average talent and not worth any special IDP attention. Overall, the defensive depth charted provided no surprises. Bruce Carter's penciled in at MLB, with Danny Lansanah on the strong side. The D-line includes: DE Jacquies Smith, DT Gerald McCoy, DT Clinton McDonald and DE George Johnson. Check out our 2015 IDP rankings to see which of these players might be worth draft-day consideration.

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The Jets have ruled S Bradley McDougald out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. That leaves rookie Ashtyn Davis starting in his place, next to Marcus Maye. We'd bet on the Chiefs testing the rookie in the deep passing game -- which should be in their game plan no matter who's starting at safety. We'll see whether the 3rd-round pick can use this opportunity to work ahead of McDougald on a clearly rebuilding Jets team.

Seahawks S Bradley McDougald put in a full practice Thursday and didn't appear on the week's final injury report. That comes after he entered each of the final 2 games questionable. McDougald played 100% of the snaps in each of those games, though, and always seemed on track for full duty against the Cowboys. He'll see a fair amount of Dallas TE Blake Jarwin in coverage.

Seahawks S Bradley McDougald (knee) is active for today's game against the Cardinals. It's not surprising, given that McDougald played 100% of the snaps through a "questionable" tag last week. The knee situation, however, makes him a prime rest candidate if Seattle jumps out to a sizable lead against Arizona, though, which seems quite possible. It's also worth noting that the Seahawks are merely playing for the difference between the 5th and 6th seed in the NFC.

Seahawks S Bradley McDougald (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. McDougald had an odd practice week, missing Wednesday and Thursday before putting in a full Friday workout. But he played through a "questionable" tag last week and didn't miss a snap. Week 17, of course, adds a wrinkle. Seattle hasn't locked in its seed yet but is merely playing for 5th or 6th in the NFC. So do the Seahawks get McDougald a little rest before a playoff opener that will be on the road either way? You'll find him in the Week 17 IDP rankings, but with some risk still baked into the projection.

Seahawks S Bradley McDougald left Sunday's loss to the Chargers midway through because of the knee issues that rendered him questionable for the game. HC Pete Carroll told the Seattle Times afterward that the knee "just tightened up again and he couldn't finish." McDougald returned for 1 fourth-quarter snap when fellow starting safety Tedric Thompson briefly left the game. We'll see about McDougald's status heading into Week 10's visit to the Rams.

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