Chris McDonald and Nick McDonald have a chance to join an elite group of people this upcoming NFL season. Both are currently on the New England Patriots roster, with Nick having joined the team in 2011 and Chris signing as an undrafted free agent following the NFL Draft last month. Both are offensive lineman. As you may have guessed, they are also brothers.
However, the McDonald brothers are a bit more unique than some of the other brother combinations that have played together in the NFL. Nick and Chris were separated as teenagers and adopted by different families. Now, they are reuniting with the opportunity of a lifetime.
“My brother is [an inspiration],” Chris said, via ESPNBoston.com. “But it’s on me. My brother being in the NFL is not going to help me stay in the NFL and I have to do whatever it takes for myself.”
Chris was an All-Big Ten honorable mention last season with Michigan State, but he made it clear that he does not feel having Nick on the team gives him any added ch...