Malik McDowell's time with the Seattle Seahawks may be over before it started.
Seattle used its first pick of the 2017 draft (second round, No. 35 overall) to take McDowell, a defensive tackle. He missed all of his rookie season because of injuries sustained in an ATV accident, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Monday that the Seahawks are expected to release McDowell soon.
The Seahawks have not medically cleared McDowell, who suffered a concussion and facial injuries in the ATV accident last July.
McDowell's physical status and his NFL future remain unclear.