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Malik McDowell returning to the NFL

NFL Combine - Day 5 Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

This past weekend the Seattle Seahawks added three players to the roster in the 2021 NFL Draft. In the second round they selected D’Wayne Eskridge out of Western Michigan, in the fourth round they added Tre Brown from Oklahoma and in the sixth round picked up Stone Forsythe from Oklahoma.

However, with the draft now two days in the rear view mirror, it’s a former Seahawks second round pick who is in the news, with Malik McDowell popping his name into the headlines.

McDowell, of course, was a second round pick of the Seahawks in 2017, but never played a snap for Seattle after an ATV accident gave way to multiple run ins with the law. However, now nearly four years removed from the accident, and apparently cleared medically to return to the football field, McDowell has signed with the Cleveland Browns, where he could potentially team up with other top five talents in Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney.