McDonald missed the entire preseason and was either limited or absent at practice last week before sitting out the season-opening tie to the Browns. By starting the current week off without any restrictions, McDonald is on track to make his 2018 debut during Sunday's home game against the Chiefs. It will be interesting to see how the Steelers split playing time at tight end between McDonald and Jesse James, as the latter is more reliable while the former is a far superior athlete. It's a situation best avoided this week, though McDonald is worth keeping an eye on in general.
Added Sep 12 4:17 pm (EST)