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Seahawks rookie L.J. Collier has removed his walking boot

L.J. Collier, Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks notably selected former TCU Horned Frogs defensive lineman L.J. Collier in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. However, the former collegiate standout has remained in a walking boot throughout training camp due to a lingering foot injury.

Collier finally received some good news on Wednesday as Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that despite the fact that there is no timetable for the soon-to-be rookie’s return to action, he did have his walking boot removed this week.

“A 4-3 base end who won’t wow teams with his frame or athleticism but who will pique their interest with his rugged play demeanor and surprising rush acumen,” reads his 2019 NFL Draft profile on NFL.com. “Collier is stout at the point of attack and will offer some value as a power rusher; he really flashed an ability to translate his power into an above-average rush at the Senior Bowl. Collier’s toughness, size and strength are traits seen typically from players who develop into quality starting ends.”

Unfortunately for the Seahawks, a hobbled Collier doesn’t help Seattle in the slightest. The Seahawks obviously felt the need to draft Collier toward the end of the first round this past spring as the NFC West franchise notably lost out on the services of fellow pass-rusher Frank Clark, who was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs earlier in the offseason.

Not only that, but the Seahawks can use all the help they can get as the Los Angeles Rams, and San Francisco 49ers continue to reside in the always dangerous NFC West division.