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A Former College Football Star, 2nd Round Pick Has Been Cut

A view of the Rams scoreboard.

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 17: Birds gather around a scoreboard showing the game statistics after the Los Angeles Rams beat the Seattle Seahawks 42-7 at CenturyLink Field on December 17, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A former college football star and second round NFL Draft pick has been waived.

Malik McDowell, the No. 35 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Michigan State, will no longer be playing for the Seattle Seahawks.

NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Seattle has waived the former college football standout.

The move was expected, but it's still a big one.

"In another expected, but significant move: The Seahawks waived defensive end Malik McDowell, former second rounder, with the non-football injury designation prior to the start of training camp Thursday," he reports.

McDowell's career with the Seahawks was off the rails from the start. He suffered a serious non-football injury prior to the start of the 2017 season.

He was in an ATV accident the week before training camp started in 2017.

McDowell was a two-time All-Big Ten performer and was named to the freshman All-American team in 2014.