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Doug Baldwin a game-time decision with shoulder injury

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm with 15 Comments »
September 22, 2012 2:15 pm

Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin will be a game-time decision, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Baldwin suffered a shoulder injury on Thursday and had to leave practice. But Carroll said there’s a chance he could play on Monday against Green Bay. If Baldwin can’t go, Charly Martin would be his backup in the slot.

Baldwin is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report.

“He banged his shoulder during the week here,” Carroll said. “And we don’t know yet. He thinks he can get right, and we’ll have to wait and see all the way up until game time.”

Receiver Sidney Rice also did not practice, but Carroll said he just wanted to get his No. 1 receiver some rest as he continues to deal with a knee issue, and that Rice should be fine for Monday.

According to Carroll, offensive tackle Russell Okung (knee) and tight end Zach Miller made it through the week okay, and will play on Monday. Both are listed as probable.

Charly Martin (chest) and Marshawn Lynch (back) both practiced fully and are probable for Monday.

Cornerback Byron Maxwell (shoulder) did not practice at all this week and has been ruled out for Monday’s game.

For Green Bay, linebacker Jamari Lattimore (ankle) did not practice today and has been ruled out for Monday.

Cornerback Davon House (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice and is doubtful.

Tight end Tom Crabtree (shoulder) did not practice, and is limited. Receiver Greg Jennings, safety Sean Richardson (hamstring), running back James Starks (toe) and defensive end C.J. Wilson (groin) were limited participants and are questionable.

Receiver Randall Cobb (hamstring), linebacker Terrell Manning (concussion), linebacker Nick Perry (wrist) and offensive guard Josh Sitton (knee) are probable.

Carroll said that offensive guard James Carpenter had a good week, his first in taking 100 percent of the workload coming back from ACL knee surgery in December. Carroll said that Carpenter will not play this week, but that the team will have a tough decision to make at left guard between last year’s first round pick in Carpenter, and current starter Paul McQuistan.

“He really did have a good week,” Carroll said. “He’s real close. And next week it will be a big decision for us, to see if he can play in the game. We’re to that point. He’s done everything perfectly. He’s worked really hard. We’ve tested him when we can. … He’s still got some conditioning to do to build. But his weight is in great shape. He’s a monster when he gets in there. He looks great. So we’re anxious to get him back.”

Carroll also commended reserve quarterback Matt Flynn for giving the defense a good look in practice running the scout offense, and that the LSU product finally looks fully recovered from a sore elbow that set him back toward the end of exhibition play.

“He gave us as good of a look at we could possibly hope for, really,” Carroll said. “He did a great job. And as a matter of fact, this is really the first week in a month that he’s been able to throw in practice with any regularity. So just to get him on the field really gunning the ball around was great to see. … He’s really physically back to normal.”

We had several celebrities at practice today. Hall of Famers Warren Moon and Cortez Kennedy we’re in attendance. And the Monday Night crew is here, with Jon Gruden, Mike Tirico and Lisa Salters in town to prepare for Monday’ game.

Notes from practice
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  1. I wouldn’t be telling the truth if I said I didn’t feel bad for Flynn and his elbow this last month. If anyone wants to lie and say that means I don’t like Wilson, that’s fine, even though you/they couldn’t be further from the truth. Good to hear he’s finally back to 100%.

  2. SandpointHawk says:

    Nice to hear Carp is almost ready…

  3. SandpointHawk says:

    BobbyK…you are such a hater… ;)

  4. JazBadAzz says:

    Flynn is a big boy, he will be alright! That’s the way the cookie crumble. If he didn’t lose his job here it would have been somewhere else, no pity party here, grown mans game!

    Sounds like Paul is about to lose his job come Tuesday! If James run blocks like he did last year, screw ever throwing the ball, we got ourselves a bunch of roadgraders folks!

    The lights are gonna be bright let’s see if big time players are ready to make some big time plays!

    ESPN s gonna push for a Packer win and sell us short if we happen to win. The story will be about how the Packers lost it rather than how the Seahawks won it!

  5. JazBadAzz says:

    Doug beat the injury prone wrap last year but the old him looks to be coming back, hope he gets it together!

  6. Yeah. I’m excited for Carp. He and Okung will make for a great run blocking left side. When they drafted him, I thought he should have been a guard and it absolutely boggled my mind when they passed on a good RT to take a bad one (IMO). However, when we drafted Carp, I thought it was a solid pick if the intention was what it is now (put him at LG) and have back-to-back #1 picks man a side of an OL. I really did not expect anything from him this year and am happy to hear he could make an impact.

  7. Jaz – Could be why Harbaugh didn’t draft him? I never knew about his injury history until recently. It’d make Sidney Rice look like an ironman (it’s a half joke for those of you who like to take things too seriously or out of context — it’s too bad its come to this; having to put out a disclaimer all of the time).

  8. DreadHawks says:

    I feel bad for Flynn too. However I compare this years tandem to last years tandem and I can only smile.

  9. Lisa Salters is in town … mmmm

  10. JazBadAzz says:

    Don’t put out Disclaimers Bobby, I’m assuming your a grown ass man and you don’t owe anyone an explanation. I have come to know that you over analyze a lot of things but that’s cool too cause you very opionated. Just do and write what makes you happy, our Team is tuff and so is our fans! Kick ass and take names latter s the motto!

  11. Dukeshire says:

    Carpenter and Okung ought to be a great pass blocking tandem also. Interior pass pro doesn’t require nearly as much agility as it does at tackle. Health is the only concern I have with those two.

  12. Dread… Like many, i understand your smile about Flynn… Sooner or later he will have a chance with us and got my fingers crossed he will
    show us all how good he can be…

  13. montanamike2 says:

    I think Flynn has a bigger chip on his shoulders now and will thrive when given the chance, when not if…..
    With Okung out last game the o-line dominated, is he still not 100%?
    We will have depth all around except for RT.

  14. JMSeaTown says:

    Jon Gruden has a bigger man crush on RW3 than anyone in Seattle. Can’t wait to see the roll back film on Gruden saying “If RW gets a legitimate chance to compete for a starting job, he will take it.” …or something along those lines on draft day.

    Is it Monday yet?

  15. sluggo42 says:

    I can hardly wait for MNF

    this game is HUGE for us, I hope the team doesn’t get all wore out just waiting like we are going to. Hopefully they are watching tape all day tomorrow to totally focus in on the task at hand.

    When Carp gets into the LG slot the run game will get sick, sicker then it already is,he is a beast of a man.

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