Running back Roy Helu #29 of the Washington Redskins rushes against K.J. Wright #50 and Clinton McDonald #69 of the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 27, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
McDonald was one of a few veterans to be released by the Seahawks during final cuts.
McDonald, FB Michael Robinson and CB Antoine Winfield were all released by Seattle in an effort to save money against their salary cap.
McDonald had signed a restricted free agent tender with the Seahawks this offseason that would have paid him $1.323 million. S Chris Maragos and LS Clint Gresham also signed restricted tenders for the same amount but agreed to new contracts before the season to lower their impact against the salary cap.
McDonald has appeared in 29 games for Seattle over the last two seasons with 60 tackles.
Person played two snaps against the Carolina Panthers last week and was called for two penalties in those snaps - a false start and a holding.
Person was used as an extra tight end for Seattle as the Seahawks had elected to only keep two tight ends on the roster during final cuts in TE Zach Miller and TE Luke Willson.
With the addition of TE Kellen Davis as a third tight end this week, the role Seattle had found for Person was no longer needed. Person was promoted from the practice squad to Seattle's active roster last October but his only game appearance for the Seahawks was last week against Carolina.