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Michael Bowie waived/injured, will need shoulder surgery

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The Seahawks have waived/injured OT Michael Bowie after it was discovered he needs surgery on an injured shoulder. He left practice after a few snaps last week and never returned to the field. This makes the third major injury for the Seahawks during their 2014 training camp: TE Anthony McCoy tore his achilles tendon, Jesse Williams hurt his (good) knee and will require surgery, and now Bowie will require surgery to repair his shoulder.

If/when Bowie clears waivers, he'll be placed on the injured reserve. There's a chance that he could be claimed by another team, of course, but apparently the Seahawks were willing to take that chance (unspoken etiquette says that teams don't claim players waived with major injuries, but that etiquette has been broken of late, namely by Bill Belichick with TE Jake Ballard a few years ago and RB Tyler Gaffney this year). Odds are though, that he'll clear waivers, as it sounds like his injury is pretty significant.

Rookie right tackle Justin Britt also left the team's practice scrimmage early today with an injured shoulder so suddenly recently-signed veteran Eric Winston becomes the favorite to start there. Wow.

After Winston, who has started 119 straight NFL games, the Seahawks have a few options. Alvin Bailey is slated at left tackle for the time being but there's a chance that Russell Okung's return before the season could mean Bailey could move to the right. Additionally, rookie UDFA Garry Gilliam has drawn some nice reviews in camp, and Caylin Hauptmann, Steven Schilling, and rookie Nate Isles are other options. It wouldn't surprise me to see Seattle sign or trade for a tackle at this point.