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Thu May 9, 2019, 04:37 PM

Seahawks release Doug Baldwin...

https://www.seahawks.com/news/seahawks-part-ways-with-safety-kam-chancellor-receiver-doug-baldwin

Was a quiet, steady presence on the team since 2011. Hate to see him go, but he has been battling injuries lately. He and the team have been in discussions over the last few months, and it looks like this is an amicable split.

He's the 2d best WR in team history. Not sure about stats, but as far as accomplishments, he's right up there with Largent.

He's also been very active in the local version of the Black Lives Matter issue, and has had many discussions with local LEOs and politicians on that front. His dad was a cop, so he sees both sides of that.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 04:42 PM

1. Didn't know about his activism on policing

It's a shame about his injuries piling up. He's turning 31 this season. He would have a few more seasons ahead of him if he were relatively healthy.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #1)

Thu May 9, 2019, 04:47 PM

2. Like I said, he's a quiet type of guy...

he keeps a low profile, especially on off the field subjects. He apparently did some ride-alongs during the process.

Yeah, we were all hoping he could come back, but he's got a knee problem that is looking chronic now, and he just had shoulder surgery and a procedure for a sports hernia. This has been brewing, and the team drafted 3 WR last week, so it's a bit of a shock if not unexpected.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 05:09 PM

3. I thought he was a tight end not a wide receiver?

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Thu May 9, 2019, 05:33 PM

4. Nope. Played all three WR positions, slot, SE and flanker...

He's only 5'10"/185-190 lbs or so.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Thu May 9, 2019, 05:36 PM

5. Guess I was thinking of another player. Who's their TE?

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Response to brush (Reply #5)

Thu May 9, 2019, 05:41 PM

6. Wow, we've had a few over the years...

Currently Ed Dickson, Will Dissly (coming of injury, status not completely clear for this year), and Nick Vannett, with a couple of guys in for camp that I don't remember other than Tyrone Swoopes, a young guy that I don't think has played much.

We had Jimmy Graham in here a couple of years ago, but he didn't fit our system well. He put up some numbers, of course, but also missed some time to injury.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #6)

Thu May 9, 2019, 05:58 PM

7. For some reason I was thinking of the guy before Graham, had...

had the same name as Wilson but spelled it differently.

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Response to brush (Reply #7)

Thu May 9, 2019, 09:34 PM

8. Luke Willson...

Two Ls, we called him.

Played here a few years, was actually sorry to see him go. Thought he had some promise.

We also had two receivers, Lockett and Lockette. No-E is still here.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #8)

Thu May 9, 2019, 11:10 PM

9. Sounds like the Seahawks are your team. Sorry to see the Legion...

of Boom get broken up. I enjoyed watching them, and of course Wilson and Beast Mode. Quite a team that was.

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Response to brush (Reply #9)

Fri May 10, 2019, 08:33 AM

10. You noticed...



Yeah, I'm a local. We all miss Beast Mode, though we were a little disappointed he "un-retired." But Oakland was his home town team, so we cut him some slack on that. They're working on LoB v2.0 now. Got some hitters in the draft this year.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #10)

Fri May 10, 2019, 09:45 AM

11. Sounds like you guys had a good draft. I happen to be a Raider fan...

from way back and was glad that Beast Mode un-retired with us. But our frustration continued as you probably know with Gruden trading Mack and Cooper. Just more misery for us.

We did have a respectable draft, plus we got Antonio Brown from the Steelers. Thing is, even though I live in Vegas now I wish they had stayed in Oakland—a tough town where they were born. I used to live there. We'll see what happens with the move.

Good luck with your season.

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Response to brush (Reply #11)

Fri May 10, 2019, 09:51 AM

12. I was surprised the owners allowed the move...

used to be, the NFL tried to keep all the gambling interests at arms length.

Times change, I guess.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #12)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:03 PM

13. The NFL basically ended the great San Francisco dynasty because DeBartolo

had gambling interests (though, there MAY have been mob concerns since his dad was reputed to be in good with the mob).

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