RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Michael Bowie, who started eight games as a rookie last season, was waived injured Saturday by the team. Bowie has a shoulder injury that will require surgery. His expected recovery time in four to six months.
Bowie, 22, was expected to battle rookie Justin Britt for the starting job at right tackle but only practiced the first day of camp before his shoulder injury sidelined him.
Bowie’s situation makes the reasoning for the signing of free-agent tackle Eric Winston, who has made 119 consecutive NFL starts, clear.
Winston, 30, is the starter for the moment because Britt hurt his left shoulder early in Saturday’s mock game scrimmage, but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll did not say how long the injury would keep Britt out.
Rookie safety Dion Bailey suffered a sprained left ankle during the scrimmage, but x-rays were negative.
As expected, running back Marshawn Lynch did not participate in the mock game, watching from the sidelines. Lynch ended his eight-day holdout Thursday.
Rookie second-round draft pick Paul Richardson still has a bruised shoulder, tweeting that he’s in recovery mode until Monday.