July 27, 2012; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) during training camp at the 49ers practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers: Ray McDonald to Have MRI on Right Biceps


The San Francisco 49ers blew out the Houston Texans on Sunday night, but it may have come at a cost.

Defensive end Ray McDonald suffered an arm injury in the third quarter of the 34-3 blowout while recording a sack of Texans’ quarterback Matt Schaub. McDonald told Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee that he felt a “sting” in his right biceps, and will have an MRI on Monday.

McDonald recorded a sack and three tackles in Sunday night’s win.

The 49ers are already without two of the their top defensive players in Patrick Willis and Aldon Smith. Willis is out with a groin injury, and Smith is taking a leave of indefinite absence seeking treatment for drug abuse.

With the injuries piling up, the 49ers may seek outside help. On Sunday, it was reported that they are on the radar of free agent defensive tackle Richard Seymour.

Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports reports that the 49ers reached out to Seymour following the news that Smith would be taking an indefinite leave of absence. However, the two sides could not agree on a deal.

The four-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro tackle had a down year last season in Oakland, playing in just eight games and recording 15 tackles and three sacks. He was traded to the Raiders in 2009 after a successful tenure with the Patriots.

Seymour told LaCanfora that he will “continue to entertain offers up until Week 10,” and is looking to join a “contending” team.

 

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