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AFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
1-1-0 8-3-0
3-1-0 7-4-0
1-2-0 5-5-1
1-2-0 6-6-0

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 26 3.0 0 0 0

Top Malik McDowell News

  • Browns' Malik McDowell: Not on injury report

    McDowell (ribs) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    McDowell was nursing a rib injury in camp but is back at practice with no current issues. He should fill a rotational role at defensive tackle for the Browns.

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  • Browns' Malik McDowell: Dealing with rib injury

    McDowell is managing a rib injury, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    McDowell exited Sunday's practice with what was originally labeled an oblique issue, but it's now been reclassified as a rib injury. The severity of the injury is unclear, leaving the 25-year-old's availability for Saturday's preseason opener in Jacksonville up in the air.

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  • Browns' Malik McDowell: Sustains oblique injury

    McDowell suffered an oblique injury Sunday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    McDowell walked to the locker room under his own power during a scrimmage Sunday, although the severity of the injury isn't yet known. The 2017 second-rounder still hasn't played a snap in the NFL and is competing for a spot on Cleveland's 53-man roster after he signed with the team in early May.

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  • Browns' Malik McDowell: Signing with Browns

    McDowell signed a contract with the Browns on Monday, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.

    McDowell was selected in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft but has yet to play a snap in the NFL after suffering a concussion due to an ATV accident prior to his rookie season. He gained attention from some teams during the 2020 season but never received any official offers. However, after being medically cleared by several doctors in March, the Browns feel confident enough in his health to give the 24-year-old defensive tackle another opportunity in the league.

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  • Malik McDowell: Receives medical clearance

    McDowell has been medically cleared by several doctors and is pursuing an NFL career, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    McDowell was selected by Seattle in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but he suffered a concussion during an ATV accident later that year and never made his NFL debut. The 24-year-old has visited with the Cowboys and Dolphins since the start of last season, but he has yet to secure a contract. McDowell was an All-Big Ten selection during his time at Michigan State, most notably notching 4.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss in 2015.

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  • Malik McDowell: Receives jail sentence

    McDowell (concussion) was sentenced to 11 months in jail Wednesday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

    McDowell was suspended for the first two games of the season following a pair of arrests early in 2019, and the sentencing also stems from those incidents. The 23-year-old was selected in the second round of the 2017 draft by the Seahawks, but he never played a snap before being released by the team in March.

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  • Malik McDowell: Suspended two games

    McDowell (concussion) has been suspended for the first two games of the 2019 NFL season, Liz Matthews of USA Today reports. The suspension is believed to be related to McDowell's arrests for unrelated incidents in the past year.

    McDowell was released by the Seahawks in May after failing to play a single snap with the team that originally drafted him, ultimately missing the entire 2018 campaign after suffering a serious head injury stemming from an ATV accident. McDowell's agent Drew Rosenhaus "is confident" he'll play again in 2019, but facing a two-game suspension it's unclear which team will opt to bring the defensive lineman along.

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  • Malik McDowell: Facing legal issues

    McDowell (concussion) is facing charges for DUI, resisting arrest and receiving and possession of stolen property, Mike Martindale of The Detroit News reports.

    The charges stem from two separate incidents in February and May, and McDowell will stand trial for both cases Thursday. The 23-year-old was let go by the Seahawks in March and never played a down for the team after he sustained a severe brain injury in an ATV accident shortly after being selected in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. McDowell recently indicated that he intends to resume his playing career, but he now has both legal and medical problems complicating that endeavor.

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  • Malik McDowell: Hopeful to play in 2019

    Agent Drew Rosenhaus said Monday that he "is confident" that McDowell (concussion) will play in 2019, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

    McDowell was selected by the Seahawks in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but a serious ATV accident put his career in jeopardy that offseason. After being injured, McDowell was placed on the NFI list and never practiced with Seattle again before ultimately becoming a free agent earlier this month. The team felt that McDowell would not be able to get healthy enough to continue playing football, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, though he reportedly was cleared by independent doctors. The 22-year-old intends to resume his playing career if a team assesses him to be healthy. He already visited with the Cowboys in mid-March.

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  • Malik McDowell: Officially released by Seahawks

    McDowell (concussion) was released by the Seahawks on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    This isn't the first time McDowell was released, ending up on the Seahawks' NFI list in 2018 after a serious ATV accident put his career in jeopardy. McDowell would like to play again in the future, but it's unclear if he'll be cleared by another team's doctor.

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  • Seahawks' Malik McDowell: Remains on NFI list

    McDowell (concussion) remains on the Seahawks' Non-Football Injury list, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

    McDowell was waived by Seattle prior to the 2018 season but reverted to the team's NFI list after going unclaimed. The 22-year-old still seems unlikely to ever put on an NFL uniform after suffering a head injury in an ATV accident shortly after being selected in the second round of the 2017 draft.

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  • Malik McDowell: Entering 2018 as free agent

    McDowell (concussion), who was waived July 26 with a non-football injury, is an unrestricted free agent in advance of the 2018 season.

    There was confusion earlier this summer regarding how the Seahawks handled this situation. Instead of being placed on the Non-Football Injury list, McDowell was waived with a non-football injury, and the defensive end became an unrestricted free agent upon clearing waivers. Having made no sign of progress in his recovery since, McDowell's future in the NFL remains clouded.

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  • Seahawks' Malik McDowell: Moved to NFI list

    Clarifying an earlier report by Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, McDowell (concussion) has been placed on the Non-Football Injury list rather than the injured reserve list, per NFL Communications.

    McDowell was waived with a non-football injury designation Thursday, landing on the NFI list after he went unclaimed. Given the severity of his concussion following an ATV accident last offseason, there's a significant chance that the second-year player will never see the field in the NFL.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 295 lbs
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Age: 25
School: Michigan State
Experience: 1