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Pete Carroll expects Doug Baldwin to push to play next week

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin has been increasing his activity in practice as he recovers from a knee injury and head coach Pete Carroll expects him to push towards playing in the preseason.

When Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin scaled back his practice work in early August, the word from Seattle was that the team was managing his sore knee in hopes of having Baldwin ready to go for the start of the regular season.

It appears that effort has been a successful one. Baldwin has started to ramp up his physical activity and head coach Pete Carroll said that he expects Baldwin to push for playing time in next week’s final preseason game.

“He’s doing really well,” Carroll said, via the Tacoma News Tribune. “He’s really excited about coming back. He’s running. He’ll want to play next week. We’ll just get back out here and make that determination next week.”

Whether Baldwin gets the green light to play in the preseason or not, Carroll said the wideout is “going to be there for the opener” against the Broncos on September 9.