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Bradley Sowell | Tackle | #79

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 309
College: Mississippi
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Bears signed OT Bradley Sowell, formerly of the Seahawks, to a one-year deal.
Sowell started out last season as the left tackle in Seattle, but he was pipped by George Fant while dealing with a knee injury and ended the season on the right side. Not good at either position, the Bears should hope Sowell is nothing but depth this year. May 2 - 12:02 PM

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Bradley Sowell will take over for Garry Gilliam at right tackle.

Rookie George Fant will keep his job at left tackle. The change comes after the offensive line surrendered almost constant pressure against the Bucs on Sunday. Sowell struggled in six starts at left tackle to open the season, but the Seahawks are desperate for answers. The expected return of C Justin Britt (ankle) this week should help.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 06:14:00 PM

Seahawks LT Bradley Sowell (knee) is questionable for Week 10.

Sowell has been sidelined the last two games. He should play after practicing fully all week. Sowell's return isn't much of an upgrade.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 05:30:00 PM

Seahawks declared LT Bradley Sowell, CB DeAndre Elliott, SS Kam Chancellor, RB Thomas Rawls, OG Rees Odhiambo, DE Michael Bennett, and TE Luke Willson inactive for Week 9 against the Bills.

Sowell was the only injured played listed as questionable with a knee injury. UDFA George Fant will make another start at left tackle. Bennett underwent a knee scope earlier this week. Chancellor has a groin injury.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 07:11:00 PM

Seahawks LT Bradley Sowell (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 9.

Sowell was limited in practice this week. Coach Pete Carroll said he's still not ready to return. Undrafted rookie George Fant will make another start against Buffalo on Monday night.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 04:20:00 PM

Seahawks LT Bradley Sowell (knee) was upgraded to questionable for Week 8.

Sowell is reportedly ahead of his multi-week timetable and will be a game-time decision. Despite his struggles it's a concern to an offensive line that's not been great at protecting Russell Wilson. Undrafted rookie George Fant replaced Sowell last week and is expected to start against the Saints.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 04:57:00 PM

Seahawks LT Bradley Sowell (knee) thinks he can play this week.

Sowell was carted off with a sprained MCL on Sunday night against Arizona. He was expected to miss multiple weeks, but coach Pete Carroll says he "looks like he's not hurt." Sowell is still on the doubtful side for Week 8. George Fant will likely draw the start in his place.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 07:52:00 PM

Seahawks LT Bradley Sowell was carted off in Week 7 against the Cardinals.

Sowell has been one of the worst tackles in the league, but it's still a blow to Seattle's offensive line. George Fant replaced Sowell on Russell Wilson's blindside.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 11:16:00 PM

Seahawks OT Bradley Sowell was again working on the left side in Thursday's practice.

Sowell is putting a serious move on presumptive starter Garry Gilliam, who was working on the right side Thursday. Sowell hasn't made a regular season start since 2013, when he bombed as the Cardinals' blindside protector. He played 33 total snaps last season.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 02:08:00 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says Bradley Sowell is competing for the starting job at both tackle spots.

Garry Gilliam is penciled in on the left side, with J'Marcus Webb on the right. Webb is probably more vulnerable, but we actually believe Carroll that it remains a fluid situation. The Seahawks are taking their lack of offensive line investment to remarkable new depths this season.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 04:01:00 PM

Newly-signed OT Bradley Sowell said the Seahawks' vacancy at left tackle appealed to him.

"With Seattle losing their left tackle, I felt like that it was going to be a good chance for me to come in here and play in this offense," Sowell said. "Once I really got to see the offense and see what they have here and kinda how they do things, I feel like I can be a really good fit here." With Russell Okung now in Denver, the Seahawks are looking at either Sowell or Garry Gilliam on the blindside. Sowell has not started a game since 2013, and Gilliam was a liability on the right side last season. Seattle has work to do all along the offensive line.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 09:11:00 AM

Seahawks agreed to terms with OT Bradley Sowell, formerly of the Cardinals, on a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

It's a decent chunk of change for a player who was on the field for just 33 snaps last season, and hasn't started a game since 2013. For now, Sowell is just a body for a team that appears poised to lose free agent Russell Okung, but the 27-year-old Sowell could eventually find himself in a blindside competition.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 04:50:00 PM

Free agent OT Bradley Sowell will visit the Seahawks.

Sowell played just 33 snaps last year while backing up Jared Veldheer at left tackle. He hasn't started a game since 2013. Sowell could be a backup plan for Seattle if Russell Okung signs elsewhere.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 06:26:00 PM

Bradley Sowell is getting the first crack at replacing suspended Cardinals RT Bobby Massie.

Sowell started 12 games at left tackle for Arizona in 2013 but was an absolute train wreck, grading out as Pro Football Focus' worst tackle. He didn't play a single snap last season. Sowell appears to have the early leg up on first-round rookie D.J. Humphries to fill in for Massie the first four weeks of the season.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 07:19:00 PM

Cardinals re-signed OT Bradley Sowell to a one-year contract.

Sowell was slated to be a restricted free agent. A fourth-year undrafted free agent, Sowell appeared in all 16 games last season, but played zero snaps on offense. He'll fight for one of the Cardinals' final roster spots in camp.
Thu, Feb 26, 2015 03:35:00 PM

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