McDonald fails physical, released

The New England Patriots have released Center and right guard Nick McDonald. But it was not for reasons of under performance, but instead he failed his physical, according to CSNNE, It has not been confirmed that the failed physical is why McDonald was cut, although multiple media reports say McDonald was released with a "failed physical" designation. Report: McDonald...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris and Nick McDonald team up on Patriots after being separated as teenagers

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...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Adopted brothers reunite on Pats

Brothers who were separated later in life after being adopted have reunited as brothers on the New England Patriots.

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May 04, 2013  |  1 Comment

Two brothers, separated as teenagers, reunited on Patriots

New England Patriots guard Nick McDonald is hoping his brother Chris can make the final 53 man roster (Credit: ESPN) It is a story you might see from a Hollywood movie, two brothers, separated as teenagers after being adopted by two different families, are reunited on an NFL team. However, this story isn’t a movie, it is real life. Undrafted free agent Chris McDonald signed as...
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May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Nick McDonald's story on the Today Show

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economySad but great story on Patriots backup offensive lineman, Nick McDonald, who has filled in well with the injuries the Patriots have had up front.
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November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

O Line Question(s). Im not sure if Im just biased or not-football-smart but I like Donald Thomas over Wendell. Hell, last year I liked Nick McDonald more than Wendell. So... What do you think of Wendell? Who do you think the Pats best 5 are on the line?

I actually think Wendell has been one of the biggest surprises so far this year. I don’t think...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

McDonald goes for two in a row

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February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

McDonald overcomes hurdles to start for Patriots

(Eds: APNewsNow. ) By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer Nick McDonald's path to playing in the NFL has been difficult. His mother died of cancer when he was 14. McDonald wasn't drafted last year but made the Green Bay Packers as a free agent. He was on their roster for all 20 games, including the Super Bowl victory, but was inactive for all of them. The Packers waived him on...
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December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Video of the day: Patriots C Nick McDonald discusses his improbable performance

We mentioned this yesterday, but it’s still kinda cool. Patriots center Nick McDonald was on the practice squad as of Friday, and he expected friends and family members to come visit for the Colts game. The plan was to sit in the stands with them, only he ended up playing… and playing well. Yesterday, a little more sore than usual, McDonald talked about it. Check out my video:
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December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Nick McDonald Thought He'd Watch Colts Game With Friends in Stands, Wound Up Starting at Center for Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. -- About a month ago, Patriots offensive lineman Nick McDonald got four extra tickets for his friends to visit from out of town and attend Sunday's game against the Colts at Gillette Stadium. "They thought I was going to be sitting with them in the stands," McDonald said Sunday with a laugh. As it turned out, McDonald had a better view of the action,...
December 05, 2011  |  Discuss

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