Seahawks veteran wide receiver Doug Baldwin may not be back in 2019, as the eight-year vet is considering retirement.
GM John Schneider said on Friday he’s not sure if Baldwin will return for the 2019 season. Baldwin has been trying to make it back from knee, shoulder and sports hernia surgeries this offseason.
“We know Doug’s going to have a hard time,” Schneider said. “There’s a process we need to go through with the [league office and NFLPA].”
Baldwin has played all eight seasons of his NFL career with Seattle. Last season he pulled in 50 catches for 618 yards with five touchdowns.
“We’ll find out. We’re going to deal with Doug and respect everything that’s going on,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “I don’t know.”
Possibly foreshadowing Baldwin’s future, the Seahawks drafted Ole Miss wide receiver DK Metcalf in Friday’s second round of the NFL Draft.
“He has been an extraordinary part of this program since we’ve been here and he has given us everything he has had, been a great competitor, player and all that,” Carroll said.
“We believe in him so much and trust in him so much that wherever this goes, we’re going to support him forever.”