DK Metcalf has chance to play in opener

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Rookie receiver DK Metcalf has a chance to return for the Seahawks’ season opener against the Bengals, coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday.

Metcalf underwent knee surgery last week.

“DK is moving around this week,” Carroll said, via Curtis Crabtree of KJR Radio and PFT. “We’ll see where he is. We have really high hopes he’s going to make a really fast return. We just need to see how it goes one day at a time. He did some more stuff today. All through this week he’ll be working to get him ready for next week to see how far he can take it. We don’t know at this time but very optimistic about it [being] a really quick return.”

Metcalf, a second-round choice, played 26 snaps in the preseason opener and made one catch for 8 yards. He missed the past two preseason games and won’t play Thursday.

The Seahawks are expecting a lot out of Metcalf as they attempt to replace Doug Baldwin.

7 responses to “DK Metcalf has chance to play in opener

  1. I wish you’d quit saying the DK is going to replace Doug Baldwin. NO — not the same in any way.

    DK is like 6′ 4″ and 235lbs… Doug Baldwin was 5′ 10″ and about 180lbs.
    DK plays outside only, Doug was best in the slot.

    If anything, DK can grow into the #2 opposite Tyler Lockett, but he’ll start as a backup.

    If you want DB’s replacement look at John Ursua, the kid from Hawaii. He’s a small, quick, sure-handed receiver, just like Doug was coming out of Stanford and they’re the about the same size, weight and 40 yard speed.

    He’s the ‘hawks next slot receiver.

  2. There may be something wrong with his type of body. 6′ 3″ tall but only 224 lbs. His abdomen is clearly divided into 3 distinct segments on each side, all muscle but no fat. Any time he is hit by a defender, his muscles will absorb all the force without anything soft to soften the blow. When two objects collide, the weaker one will lose. Shoulder pads and helmets are much stronger than muscles.

  3. cheetasnevaprospa says:
    August 27, 2019 at 8:39 pm
    He might not be the same kind of receiver as Doug, but he certainly looks capable of replacing Doug’s production

    No way DK’s ready for that, not even a chance. At best he’s our #4-5 receiver. Maybe in 3 years. (tyler – Jaron – Moore – even Ferguson and Ursua are better “football players” today then DK is. He doesn’t run route trees yet which are fundamental. Not to say the team won’t take shots down the field with him. Why not as Russell’s one of the best, but he won’t be the ‘starter’ –

    This year, Tyler Lockett has a breakout year with the huge upside of our new OLine giving Russell time to stay in the pocket. Lockett inside / outside is Doug’s replacement and maybe our first 100 reception player in years.

  4. What if Wilson and DK click? What if DK stays healthy? Lots of doubters and haters hoping this guys fails, but what if the kid is actually good? Seahawks have the makings of a stout offense. Wilson is going to have a big season.

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