It’s over before it ever started.
On July 26th, the Seattle Seahawks waived defensive lineman Malik McDowell, abruptly ending his short career in the Emerald City after one season. The 35th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, McDowell never played a down for Seattle. Two weeks before the start of last season’s training camp, he was seriously injured in an ATV crash. According to reports he suffered multiple facial and head injuries, including a concussion. Seattle ended up placing him on the Non-Football-Injury list for the season. It was a major blow for the Seahawks, as they had hoped the 6-6, 295 pound defensive tackle out of Michigan State would challenge for a starting role. This year, McDowell never showed any physical progress, resulting in the move.
In other news, the Seahawks also placed safety Kam Chancellor on the reserve/ Physically Unable to Perform list, officially ending his season, and likely his career.