Seahawks expect Doug Baldwin for Week 1, less sure about Dion Jordan

AP

The Seahawks may not have wide receiver Doug Baldwin on the field during the preseason, but they aren’t worried about the regular season.

That was the word from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll on Tuesday. Baldwin has been shut down due to a sore knee that was bothering him before camp started, but Carroll said on 710 ESPN that the team is confident he’ll be revved up again in time to face the Broncos on September 9.

Defensive end Dion Jordan‘s outlook isn’t quite as clear. Jordan is sidelined by what Carroll called a “stress issue” in his shin and the coach said it remains to be seen if he’ll be OK by the time the regular season starts.

“Doug for sure,” Carroll said, via Brady Henderson of ESPN.com. “Dion, we won’t know until we get him back out. We know exactly what’s going on with Doug. He’s going to be able to make it back barring setbacks of some kind.”

Jordan was projected to play a big role across from Frank Clark after recording 18 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumbles in five games last season. Those games were the first he played since 2014 and it looks like word on his next game appearance will have to wait a while longer.

7 responses to “Seahawks expect Doug Baldwin for Week 1, less sure about Dion Jordan

  1. This defense has to be able to stop the run. Keep healthy bodies rotated up front and keep Wags clean to hit the gaps. If they don’t do that, punts will be hard to come by.

  2. Just one more leak opening up in the dam. Except they can’t use crazy glue to fix it. Next stop for the since 2012’s?? the cellar in the NFC West lol

  3. Pete Carroll’s worst season in Seattle with Tavaris Jackson and a squad full of roster cuts from other teams was 7-9. If he does anything under 8-8 with his players and a star QB means he’s lost the team and his vision.

  4. OMEIMONTIS actually has a point. Dion flashed enough for the Seahawks to consider losing Bennett and what that would like, I believe that was the big domino that made all the rest fall from the previous defense. Green, Jordan, Mingo, and Clark should be enough on the outside. If Naz Jones can create some pressure up the middle or Tom Johnson we will have a great defense.

    This season is going to be very similar to 2012. The hawks have a lot of new faces and a lot of young players going to get some serious play time. Don’t think this season we go far into the playoffs but I think we squeak in. But the next year will be the big year.

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