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08/15/17 - DT Malik McDowell is not expected to rejoin the team any time in the near future as he remains in Michigan recovering from injuries sustained in an ATV accident in July.
08/08/17 - DT Malik McDowell is in danger of missing his rookie season after an ATV accident in July. "I think it sounds like it's a lot to ask right now, but we'll just see. I don't know. It's a serious injury," head coach Pete Carroll said in an interview with Dave "Softy" Mahler on Seattle's 950 KJR after practice on Monday. McDowell traveled from Michigan to Seattle to officially report to the team last week after beginning training camp on the reserve/did not report list. He has since returned home to continue his recovery remotely. He was placed on the non-football injury list after reporting to the team. "He had a serious accident. He had multiple injuries. He had an injury to his head. It's going to be quite a while and we're going to have to wait it out," Carroll told reporters.
08/03/17 - DT Malik McDowell reported to training camp on Thursday and was promptly placed on the non-football injury list, the Seattle Seahawks announced. McDowell, who was a second-round selection of the 2017 draft, reportedly sustained a concussion and facial injuries in an ATV accident a couple weeks ago. The former Michigan State star can be activated from the non-football injury list at any point during camp.
07/30/17 - DT Malik McDowell was injured in a recent ATV accident and remains in Michigan recovering as the Seahawks began training camp on Sunday.
McDowell, 21, sustained a concussion and facial injuries in the accident, according to a league source. The team was hesitant to provide many details about the incident. NFL Network reported he suffered a concussion and facial injuries.
"Unfortunately, Malik McDowell was involved in a vehicular accident in which he suffered an injury during the NFL break period," said Dave Pearson, Seahawks VP of Communications, in a statement. "As a precautionary measure, Malik has remained back in Michigan under the care of physicians there. Our medical people have been in constant communication with his physicians and have been monitoring the situation. At this point it is important for Malik to stay at home and rest. We consider this a long-term relationship and will do whatever is in the best interest of Malik. We look forward to Malik's return to Seattle and will update you with any changes."
McDowell, a defensive tackle from Michigan State, was selected with the 35th overall pick in the second round of the draft. McDowell posted on his Twitter account on July 17 "Just wanna thank the lord that I'm still here," which may or may not be a reference to his accident. However, the timing would make sense as head coach Pete Carroll said the accident occurred in the last couple of weeks.
"I appreciate all the concern regarding my health," McDowell wrote in a post on Twitter Sunday afternoon. "I just want to clear the air. I am doing well and expect to join my teammates in Seattle in the next few days. My injury is not life or career threatening as some have speculated. I am grateful for the support I have received from the Seahawks organization, my doctors and my family. You will see me back on the field in the near future."
The team placed McDowell on the reserve/did not report list, which allowed them to add defensive tackle Ro
12/06/16 - DT Malik McDowell announced Tuesday that he will bypass his senior season and enter the 2017 NFL draft. McDowell had 34 tackles as a junior, including seven for losses, while splitting time between tackle and end. He missed the final three games due to an ankle injury. "I'm excited to announce that after careful consideration and numerous discussions with my family and coaches, I have decided to forgo my remaining college eligibility at Michigan State University and enter the 2017 NFL draft," McDowell announced on Twitter. "This was a very difficult decision and I will always cherish my time in East Lansing. I want to thank my family, coaches, teachers, administrators and teammates. I'm ready to fulfill my childhood dream of playing in the NFL. I promised my parents that I would come back to Michigan State University to finish my college education and get my degree."