Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin sitting out with knee issue
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin missed a third straight practice on Tuesday while dealing with a knee issue.
Coach Pete Carroll said after practice that Baldwin had a sore knee coming into camp. He practiced the first two days with the team before being held out each of the last three practices.
“We’re just going to take our time with it and be patient,” Carroll said.
Carroll said the team is going to give Baldwin a couple of weeks off in order to give him the downtime he needs before gradually working him back to full speed. Carroll said the team knows exactly what the issue is, although the coach wouldn’t go into detail.
“He’s doing some special treatments to make sure we’re taking care of him and then we want to bring him back into shape so we can really get him ready for the long haul,” Carroll said.
Defensive end Dion Jordan is also going to miss an extended amount of time while he recovers from what Carroll called a “stress issue” in his “other leg.” Jordan has been plagued by injuries to his left knee in past seasons, but it appears his right leg is currently the issue.
“He’s got a little bit of healing to do so it’s going to be a while,” Carroll said. “We’ve just got to wait it out.”
Following the departures of Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, the Seahawks have been counting on Jordan to be a presence at defensive end. The four sacks he racked up in five games last season left Seattle excited about what he could bring to the table. However, he continues to struggle to stay on the field.
“That was a position that we were really hoping he was going to be a factor in,” Carroll said.
NOTES: LB Marcus Smith (hamstring) and WR David Moore (hip flexor) were new absences from practice on Tuesday. Neither injury appears to be significant.