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Doug Baldwin injury update: Pete Carroll confident Seahawks WR will be ready for season opener

NFL: Seattle Seahawks-Training Camp Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been nearly six full years since Doug Baldwin last missed a game for the Seattle Seahawks. The team’s #1 wide receiver is currently battling a knee injury that will put him out of commission for potentially all of the preseason.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll updated reporters on Baldwin’s health status during Friday’s post-training camp press conference.

“He’s doing great,” Carroll said. “He went and did some work down south to just set up the next couple weeks. He should be in great shape. We’re totally counting on him coming back. It’s just a process of getting him right and making him really strong and ready to go again.”

When asked if he had any concerns about Baldwin being ready for the regular season, he said he had “none.”

The last time Baldwin was unable to compete in a regular season game was October 28th, 2012, when a high ankle sprain suffered against the San Francisco 49ers forced him to miss the team’s road game against the Detroit Lions. He also missed a Week 2 matchup vs. the Dallas Cowboys with a shoulder injury.

With Baldwin sidelined for the time being, it means Tyler Lockett is essentially the default #1 wide receiver entering preseason, Jaron Brown likely #2, and then it’s a battle for positioning among Amara Darboh, Brandon Marshall, David Moore, Tanner McEvoy, and a host of others.

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