Coach Pete Carroll said Baldwin (hip) looked good in practice Friday and is now on track to play in Sunday's game at San Francisco, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Carroll started the week sounding pessimistic, then referred to Baldwin as a game-time decision earlier Friday. The coach apparently liked what he saw during Friday's practice, but it probably isn't the best idea to take him at his word, as he has a long history of being too optimistic about player injuries. Baldwin's status will be confirmed one way or the other when the Seahawks release their inactive list approximately 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 4:05 PM ET kickoff. Jaron Brown joined Tyler Lockett and David Moore in three-wide formations with Baldwin out of the lineup for Monday's 21-7 win over Minnesota. For what it's worth, Baldwin said after Friday's practice that he expects to play Sunday, per Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune.
Baldwin (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at San Francisco, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. The designation was safe to assume after coach Pete Carroll hinted Friday that the 30-year-old wideout could come down to a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's 4:05 PM ET kickoff. Baldwin was held out of practice Wednesday, but he returned Thursday as a limited participant and is expected to give it another shot Friday afternoon. A Week 15 absence would free up regular snaps for Jaron Brown in three-wide sets alongside Tyler Lockett and David Moore.
Coach Pete Carroll expects Baldwin (hip) to be a game-time decision Sunday at San Francisco, 710 ESPN Seattle reports. "Doug practiced late in the week and if everything goes well all the way up to game time he has a good chance to play," Carroll said Friday. Carroll sounded far less optimistic earlier in the week, noting Wednesday that Baldwin "may pull off another one of his miracles and get back to play." It now seems a more favorable outlook has taken hold after Baldwin practiced Thursday in a limited capacity, putting him on track to be listed as questionable on the final injury report. The Seahawks are scheduled for a 4:05 PM ET kickoff Sunday.
Baldwin (hip) was listed as limited on Thursday's practice report, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. After sitting out Wednesday's session, Baldwin has taken the first step toward making a return with some activity Thursday. As coach Pete Carroll noted Wednesday, the Seahawks will take Baldwin "one day at a time" in his effort to put a hip injury behind him, according to Boyle. Barring a surprise development, Baldwin seems destined to enter the weekend with a questionable designation, but Friday's injury report will confirm as much.
Baldwin (hip) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. "He went through the walk-through," coach Pete Carroll told Boyle. "We'll just go one day at a time with Doug and never expect anything other than he may pull off another one of his miracles and get back and play. His mind is set on doing that. We'll see how he makes it though the week." The key here is Carroll's assertion that the Seahawks will take Baldwin's situation on a day-to-day basis. In the past, Baldwin has proved he needs very few, if any, practice reps to be considered available on an ensuing gameday. There's a great chance his status will remain in limbo until the team releases its inactive list about 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:05 p.m. EST kickoff in San Francisco. Another absence from Baldwin would allow Tyler Lockett, David Moore and Jaron Brown to take on elevated roles within in the passing attack.
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