Pete Carroll: Doug Baldwin out with strained right foot
RENTON -- If the Seahawks were playing a regular season opener rather than an exhibition on Sunday, then they would probably have the services of receiver Doug Baldwin.
But because Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Chargers doesn't count, Baldwin will not play, a cautionary move after the team's No. 1 receiver suffered a foot sprain Thursday in practice.
"He fell on the back of his leg but he's really lucky he didn't get an ankle sprain," coach Pete Carroll said Friday after day 11 of training camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. "He seems to be fine. If he had to jump back this weekend he'd jump back and play this weekend."
Baldwin landed awkwardly after catching a pass from Russell Wilson during an 11-on-11 drill toward the end of practice Thursday. He was dragged down by linebacker K.J. Wright, then stayed down for several moments, momentarily pausing practice while being evaluated by trainers.
After rising to his feet under his own power, Baldwin walked to the training room flanked by trainers and Richard Sherman, who trotted over to enter the facility with him.
Baldwin did not practice Friday, his first absence of camp.
Starting receiver Tyler Lockett, recovering from a broken leg and practicing in a limited capacity, will not play Sunday. Eddie Lacy is "able to play" and is raring to go," Carroll said.
Cornerback Jeremy Lane is "just on the verge of coming back" but will not play Sunday, either. That means rookie CB Shaquill Griffin will start against the Chargers.
Tight end Luke Willson has a minor groin issue, a common theme this year for Seattle. So common, in fact, it prompted this (perhaps) tongue-in-cheek sentence from Carroll: "You know what they always say, a loose groin is a happy groin."
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