Through the first few weeks of the season, the Seattle Seahawks have had some notable struggles on offense that have played a sizable factor in their slow start. With that in mind, the Seahawks could be getting one of their primary offensive weapons back in the mix in the near future with Pro Bowl wide receiver Doug Baldwin voicing that he’s itching to get back on the field.
By Way of Curtis Crabtree of Pro Football Talk.
Doug Baldwin says it’s been frustrating sitting out and still is because he’s being held back a little but added “I’m chomping at the bit. I’m ready to go.”
— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) September 27, 2018
Doug Baldwin is still recovering from a knee injury that flared up during the preseason and training camp. It has limited his availability on the field, as he attempted to give it a go in the season opener, but had to exit due to suffering a partial MCL tear.
His absence has put more of the workload on wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Paul Richardson.
The 30-year-old has been a major part of their offensive game plan over the last few seasons, emerging as their legitimate No.1 receiving option.
Baldwin did experience a slight drop off in production last season, recording 75 catches for 991 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, but it did mark his third straight campaign with at least 75 catches and 950-plus receiving yards, helping him earn his second straight Pro Bowl selection. It was also the fifth time in his first seven seasons he led the Seahawks in receiving yards.
The veteran receiver has continued to take steps forward in his recovery, as he was able to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday, which could have him on pace to make his return to the field in Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals.
It is a situation the Seahawks will continue to monitor over the next few days to make a better assessment on his health.