Agent: Ex-Seahawk McDowell medically cleared

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Brady HendersonESPN

PHOENIX — Former Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Malik McDowell has been medically cleared by independent doctors and is expected to play in 2019, says his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

McDowell was drafted in the second round by Seattle in 2017 but never played for the team after suffering a head injury in an ATV accident that summer. The Seahawks waived McDowell with an injury designation earlier this month. He has since visited the Dallas Cowboys.

Rosenhaus, speaking from the owners meetings, said of McDowell: “We are confident he is going to be back and playing this year.”

Malik McDowell was drafted in the second round in 2017, but never played a down for the Seahawks after suffering a head injury. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

“His doctors believe he is ready to go,” Rosenhaus said. “So we’ve got experts that are saying he will be cleared. So hopefully he will be able to continue his career, possibly with [Dallas]. In any event, he has been cleared independently. But the Seahawks, they tried their best to work with him, and unfortunately they didn’t feel that he could continue to play.”

Seahawks general manager John Schneider declined

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