Doug Baldwin says knee won’t be 100 percent all season

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Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin did some work at practice on Monday and coach Pete Carroll said he’s on track to play in the regular season opener after dealing with knee issues all summer, but that doesn’t mean that Baldwin’s knee is 100 percent.

It also doesn’t mean that his knee is going to be 100 percent anytime soon. Baldwin spoke to reporters on Tuesday and said it feels good to be running around again, but that he knows he is going to have to manage the knee throughout the season.

“I’m probably 80-85 percent right now,” Baldwin said, via the Tacoma News Tribune. “Truth of the matter is I won’t be 100 percent. It’s something I’ve got to deal with the rest of the season.”

Baldwin’s comments suggest he may need to miss time at some point during the regular season to manage his knee. We’ll see if that’s something the Seahawks take into account when they make their cuts to 53 players this weekend.

18 responses to “Doug Baldwin says knee won’t be 100 percent all season

  1. Enjoy your last year in a Seahawks uniform Dougie. The Seahawks can get a net cap savings by dumping you next offseason and they are getting rid of all of the loudmouths, so you need to have a good year so the 49ers will overpay for you.

  2. Such ignorance fostered by faith in a guy who lies much more than he tells the truth.

    The picture is on the field – not the sidelines during the anthem.

    Oh I forgot, you can’t believe your eyes or ears.

  3. I’ve been saying for weeks, including here, that Pete would make him play through that knee injury instead of having surgery. This is the Richard Sherman situation 2.0, except Pete Carroll can’t lie about it because Baldwin has already put it out there.

  4. If it was that bad why didn’t he get surgery in the offseason? Or was it not that type of injury? Seahawks fans any info on the specific type of injury out there?

  5. They’ve never disclosed what it is other than Pete calling it “a little thing” and Baldwin complaining about it as “sore” since Day 1 of Training Camp. Sounds like something in the left knee is aggravated, causing bursitis, which only gets better with rest, ice, and treatment. They won’t really know about severity until they do a MRI and potentially a arthroscopy. I wouldn’t bank on him being around for all 16 games, and if he is, he might not be as mobile.

  6. I’m sure their offense will be far improved with Jeff Fisher’s offensive coordinator who was one of the worst in the league, no WR1, and a bad offensive line.

    Just kidding, 4-12!

  7. Someone talking about Doug making excuses probably doesn’t watch football. Doug is an absolute grinder who was an undrafted player who turned himself into one of the best receivers in football.

    Seahawk players have a good relationship with local media and are pretty honest in their conversations. The only outbursts I had ever heard in Pete’s time was Sherman losing it for a week or two.

  8. Watch out! We have a new stud WR…his name is David Moore. This dude is going to light it up this season!

  9. The SEA offense is going to be god awful this year, Doug Baldwin is the only legit WR they have and their run game is a joke dependent on a 2nd year injury prone RB and a unproven rookie behind arguably the worst O-Line in the NFL. Given their defensive issues, lack of pass-rush and holes in the secondary teams will put up a lot of points on that SEA defense and they dont have the offensive firepower to win high scoring shootout style games. This is going to be a very long season for SEA.

  10. kamthechancellor says:
    August 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm
    We’re so deep at reciever that it doesn’t even matter. Plus we’re going to be running the ball at will with Carson and Penny. Nothing to see here.

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    Are you on something? SEA is a lot of things but talented at the WR position is not one of them. Doug Baldwin is the only excellent receiver they have, and with his knee issues he is not going to be near 100% this season and almost certainly will miss time. Behind him SEA has Tyler Lockett who is more of a #3, they have WR Jaron Brown who every single season is a pre-season all star but sucks in the regular season which is why AZ let him walk because he drops passes left and right & struggles to get separation consistently. Just because he looks good against back-ups doesnt mean he will be good come the regular season, their is a reason why AZ let him go despite him signing for peanuts with SEA. The Hawks also have a washed up 34-35yr old WR in Brandon Marshall, who also cannot play anymore and has been good in a long while. Marshall is also injury prone at this point in his career. Darboh flatout sucks, a wasted draft pick who has shown nothing. SEA definitely will not be able to run the ball at will either behind that line come the regular season, history and money says both of SEA’s starting RB’s have little to no chance of both staying healthy all year long as well. The offense much like SEA’s defense scares no one.

  11. El Guapo says:
    August 28, 2018 at 5:10 pm
    They’ve never disclosed what it is other than Pete calling it “a little thing” and Baldwin complaining about it as “sore” since Day 1 of Training Camp. Sounds like something in the left knee is aggravated, causing bursitis, which only gets better with rest, ice, and treatment. They won’t really know about severity until they do a MRI and potentially a arthroscopy. I wouldn’t bank on him being around for all 16 games, and if he is, he might not be as mobile.

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    I’m usually a little skeptical about know-it-alls in the comments section, but your internet medical degree seems legit.

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