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Seahawks Insider: Malik McDowell in Seattle, getting evaluated by Seahawks

Malik McDowell, who was injured in a recent vehicular accident, is back in Seattle and was to be evaluated by the Seahawks beginning Tuesday, coach Pete Carroll said. (AP)

RENTON – Defensive lineman Malik McDowell returned to Seattle.

Getting back with the Seahawks, however, is a process that is just beginning.

On Tuesday, coach Pete Carroll outlined the next steps here as the Seahawks evaluate the rookie second-round pick from Michigan State who was injured in an recent vehicular accident.

“We’re really anxious to really let everybody see him,” Carroll said, “and take care of him and look after him. Everything has been through communications with the doctors at the other end – which has been in depth – but we’ll get to see him do all the stuff and figure out what it all means right now.”

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Carroll said that McDowell was to be evaluated beginning Tuesday. He’s currently on the Reserve/Did Not Report list, where he does not count against the training-camp roster limit of 90 players.

The Seahawks have not released much information regarding McDowell. They have not specified what type of injuries were suffered nor a timeline for his return. The NFL Network reported he was injured in an accident that involved an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and suffered a concussion and facial injuries.

As a second-round pick, McDowell received a signing bonus of more than $3 million.