Seahawks training camp takeaways: With Baldwin out, young WRs look to step up
The Seahawks hit the field Tuesday for their fifth day of training camp. Practice included some highlights from cornerback Trovon Reed and wide receivers Amara Darboh and Jaron Brown. Head coach Pete Carroll also offered some notable injury updates post-practice.
Here are a few takeaways:
Wide receiver Jaron Brown hauled in his second 40-plus yard touchdown in two days (both Brown and Tyler Lockett have seen increased targets this week). Former third-round pick Amara Darboh also had a good day, with highlights that included a one-handed touchdown catch on a pass from quarterback Russell Wilson. On defense, cornerback Trovon Reed picked off a pass from quarterback Alex McGough.
Young receivers stepping up
Speaking of young receivers, David Moore, Keenan Reynolds and Marcus Johnson have all been mentioned (by either offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, Carroll, or Wilson) as players who are making the most of their time on the field.
Reynolds, a 24-year-old former Navy quarterback who signed with Seattle in May, has also been making the most of his time with NFL veterans.
“Me and Doug (Baldwin) talk a lot, I talk to him a lot post-snap,” Reynolds said, when asked whether he turns to other receivers for feedback. “After the play’s over: ‘What did you see? What do you think I could’ve (done)?’ Stuff like that.
“He’s probably tired of me asking him that all the time,” he added with a laugh.
After practice, Carroll offered a bit more information on the injuries to Baldwin and Dion Jordan, and it sounds like both Seahawks will be out for at least a few weeks. Danny O’Neil explains the timeline and depth issues in detail here. Jordan is dealing with “a stress issue” on the leg opposite his recent knee surgery, and Baldwin will be held back with a sore knee. Also sitting out was wide receiver David Moore, who’s had a promising offseason so far. Carroll said he’s dealing with a sore hip flexor.