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Seahawks Waive Defensive Tackle Malik McDowell & Cornerback DeAndre Elliott; Sign Two Tight Ends

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The Seahawks waived defensive tackle Malik McDowell with the non-football injury designation prior to the start of training camp Thursday morning. Cornerback DeAndre Elliott was also waived with a failed physical designation.

Filling those rosters spots are a pair of tight ends who were signed prior to the start of training camp, Kayaune Ross and Je’Ron Hamm. Ross, who played receiver at Kentucky, signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent this spring. The 6-foot-5, 234-pound Ross had 19 catches for 286 yards for the Wildcats last season. Hamm, who is heading into his fourth season in the NFL, spent the past two seasons with Washington and San Francisco, appearing in a total of six games while catching two passes for 13 yards. Hamm, also a receiver in college, went undrafted out of Louisiana-Monroe in 2014 and spent that year on Washington’s practice squad.

McDowell, a second-round pick out of Michigan State last year, was Seattle’s top pick in the 2017 draft, but never played for the Seahawks, the result of a head injury sustained in a vehicular accident last summer. Elliott made the team as an undrafted rookie out of Colorado State in 2016, appearing in 13 games, then missed all of last season, the result of a leg injury sustained in the preseason.

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