by Curtis Crabtree
The Seattle Seahawks have exercised their option on excusive rights free agent DT Clinton McDonald per a source.
Seattle dealt CB Kelly Jennings to Cincinnati in exchange for McDonald during training camp in August. McDonald made one start and appeared in 15 games for Seattle. He racked up 35 tackles, four quarterback hits and a fumble recovery on the year.
McDonald will make $540,000 in base salary this season. He will be a restricted free agent after next season.