The Seahawks’ part of the Malik McDowell mystery and lost opportunity has ended.
Saturday Seattle reportedly waived from its non-football injury list its top draft choice from 2017, who never played a game for the team.
The move was according to Ian Rapoport of the league-owned NFL Network.
The NFL doesn’t typically publish official transactions for Saturdays or Sundays in the offseason. It saves such weekend transactions for official notice on Mondays.
A Seahawks spokesman did not respond to a request for clarification of McDowell’s official status on Saturday.
McDowell, 22, had been on the Seahawks’ NFI list since the team waived him last July 26. No other team claimed him and then Seattle put him on the NFI list for all of last season.
He is leaving as the most unfortunate—meaning worst—draft pick in Seahawks history.