Coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that McDougald underwent offseason knee surgery and is unlikely to return to practice before training camp, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

McDougald began appearing on the injury report last October with a knee issue that was later revealed to be patellar tendinitis. He nonetheless started every game during his second season in Seattle and ultimately beat his totals from 2017 in just about every category. It isn't clear when the safety went under the knife this offseason, but it at least sounds like McDougald could be ready for training camp. Second-round rookie Marquise Blair looks to be more of a threat to Tedric Thompson's starting role than McDougald's.

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