Seattle released veteran wide receiver Doug Baldwin, and no matter how bad some Redskins fans might want it to happen, the Seahawks legend won't be heading to Washington anytime soon.
Because he's hurt.
Since the end of the 2018 season, Baldwin has undergone three surgeries. This is Seattle's all-time leader for TD catches in a single season and a huge part of Russell Wilson's success. The Seahawks didn't make this decision lightly.
Last year, Baldwin posted his lowest receiving yardage since 2012, and injuries were clearly affecting the 30-year-old wideout. The surgeries this offseason just kept piling up, and there are very legitimate questions if he plays football again. In the last year, the former undrafted wideout out of Stanford battled knee and shoulder injuries and underwent sports hernia surgery.
While Baldwin's release was a bit of a surprise, Seattle also released Kam Chancellor. That was fully expected after he didn't play in 2018 with a career-threatening neck injury.
While the Redskins could use veteran help at both safety and receiver, Baldwin and Chancellor are expected to retire.
They're definitely not expected to land in Burgundy and Gold.
Seahawks GM John Schneider released the following statement on the two players: "The Seahawks have made the difficult decision to terminate/failed physical Doug Baldwin and Kam Chancellor. These are two of the most iconic players in franchise history and both were instrumental in establishing our championship culture, great examples of competitiveness and leadership on the field and in the community. These legendary players will always be a part of our Seahawks family."
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