Seahawks officially releasing Malik McDowell

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The Seahawks already moved on from defensive lineman Malik McDowell, cutting him last July. But when no team claimed him, McDowell reverted to Seattle’s non-football injury list.

The Seahawks now finally and officially are releasing him, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

McDowell would like to continue his career, per Rapoport.

The Seahawks drafted McDowell 35th overall in the 2017 draft, but he never played a down.

In the summer before his rookie season, McDowell was seriously injured in an ATV crash.

16 responses to “Seahawks officially releasing Malik McDowell

  1. El Guapo must not have understood what happened….. he was drafted and then later seriously injured in an ATV accident. His failure to recover and get back to Full strength was the reason he is being released. I hope he eventually gets better, but with his release, I suspect he won’t ever clear an NFL medical.

    Best wishes to him.

  2. Cuz how about you have a bit of a soul. As other posters told you THE YOUNG MAN WAS IN A SERIOUS ACCIDENT! He’s not a bum, he’s not dumb, he was doing what ANY one of us at 20 would do…. dumb stuff! Being a young, athlete, going to a big time program, and probably going to be drafted to the NFL, you have a lot of testosterone. We all did at that age. Mocking him for being unlucky by doing something crazy like every other 20 year old male has done since the beginning of time, only makes you look like a clown. Be happy that nothing you did when you were 20 ruined your life or career.

  3. El Guapo says:
    March 2, 2019 at 5:15 pm
    Said he was a bust from Day 1. Seattle’s front office isn’t exactly a brain trust
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    So you knew he was going to get into an ATV accident that ended his shot at an NFL career? That’s some prognostication!

    Why haven’t you won all the lotteries then?

  4. Lol a bust is someone who has incredibly poor decision making skills, such as recklessly riding ATVs seconds after signing the biggest contract of his life. Seattle likes drafting guys with character concerns, or in Frank Clark’s or Boykins’ cases guys with DV histories. Voting down my comment doesn’t make it any less true.

  5. Seriously injured in an ATV crash….?

    What happened to this dude? Cracked skull? torn ligaments? WHAT?

  6. I had this guy rated as a 5th round pick. I guess I was a little high on him. One of the most undisciplined players on and off the field. He would run around blockers taking the long road and allow his team to get gashed in the run game over and over again.

  7. El Guapo says:
    March 2, 2019 at 7:54 pm
    Lol a bust is someone who has incredibly poor decision making skills, such as recklessly riding ATVs seconds after signing the biggest contract of his life. Seattle likes drafting guys with character concerns, or in Frank Clark’s or Boykins’ cases guys with DV histories. Voting down my comment doesn’t make it any less true.
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    No…you have no idea if he would have been a bust. He, and he alone, made a poor decision that cost him a job in the NFL.

    However, since you can see the future, what will the Cardinals recorded be this next year? Also, Powerball and Lotto numbers for next week please.

  8. fumblenuts and Seahawk77, initial reports read that McDowell also sustained severe eye damage, to the extent that it was “obvious to medical personnel on scene, football is over.”

    Obviously, severely injured people exceed dire expectations daily, especially elite athletes.
    But their corneas and retinas aren’t beefed up, or immune from traumatic injury.

    None of the strangely suppressed coverage indicates what parts of his eye were seriously damaged (omly a couple are currently replaceable, the lens and cornea), or if left, right or both eyes affected.

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