McDowell's (concussion) long-term future remains in doubt, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
McDowell, a 2017 second-rounder, spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve after suffering "a really bad concussion" during a mid-July ATV accident. While there haven't been any reports of a setback in his recovery, the Michigan State product remains without a timetable for return.
McDowell (head) allegedly was arrested for disorderly conduct early Sunday morning in Atlanta, Ga., Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
A 2017 second-round pick of the Seahawks, McDowell's rookie campaign ended abruptly when he sustained facial and head injuries in a July ATV accident. On the NFI list as of Week 1, he was officially ruled out for the year by head coach Pete Carroll on Nov. 27. McDowell now has a legal concern hanging over his head, which must be litigated before any sort of punishment is levied by the team or NFL.
McDowell was placed on the Non-Football Injury list prior to the season due to an ATV accident over the summer that resulted in a concussion and other injuries. Head coach Pete Carroll indicated the rookie second-round pick is not remotely close to making a return, and his availability for next year also remains a question mark.
McDowell (head) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Saturday.
His placement on the list ahead of the season opener means that he'll be ineligible to return to action until after Week 6. Even still, there's no guarantee McDowell will be ready by then and the Seahawks have yet to define any kind of role yet for the Michigan State product.
McDowell left Sunday's practice early with a foot injury, but it's not expected to be anything serious, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports.
The second-round pick out of Michigan State had his foot stepped on during Sunday's session, but as it currently stands, McDowell doesn't expect to miss any time. It will still be a situation to monitor over the next few days, although it's not serious enough where he's in danger of not being ready for training camp.