Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin likely out against Lions
By Liz Mathews
Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin will likely miss Sunday’s game against Detroit due to a high ankle sprain he suffered last week against San Francisco.
“Unfortunately he’s going to be a couple of weeks anyway and that’s a change for us because we were just getting him going and it felt like he was coming around,” coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday.
Earlier in the season, Baldwin sustained hamstring and shoulder injuries as well as cracked teeth in the season opener against Arizona.
While Baldwin did not participate in practice on Wednesday, he has yet to be officially ruled out for Sunday’s game. Wide receiver Charly Martin, inactive for the majority of games this season, is expected to see time in the slot during Baldwin’s absence.
Guard John Moffitt returned to padded practice on Wednesday in a limited capacity. Moffitt has been sidelined since Week 2, when he injured his knee against Green Bay. Carroll said Moffitt will remain on a day-to-day basis for now.
Cornerback Walter Thurmond, eligible to be removed from the Physically Unable to Perform List, continues to practice with the team but has yet to be promoted to the active roster.
“I don’t want to rush it. I like to make sure we take time to figure it out with him, so we’ll just wait and see,” Carroll said. “It does make the nickel spot more competitive. We always thought of Walter as a starting-nickel-caliber player as well as a guy who can start outside.”
If activated, a player will have to be released to make room for Thurmond on the 53-man roster.
Wednesday practice report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: WR Doug Baldwin (ankle), DT Jason Jones (ankle), and Byron Maxwell (hamstring)
LIMITED: G John Moffitt (knee)
FULL PRACTICE: RB Marshawn Lynch (back)