The Facts: At the age of 30, Baldwin might be unable to play again because of the cumulative effect of multiple injuries, league sources told ESPN.
Diehards Line: This offseason alone, the Pro Bowl wide receiver has undergone surgery on his groin and a shoulder. It is believed that Baldwin would like to continue playing, but he simply might not be able to do so, per sources. The Seahawks know he could be facing the end of his career. Asked Friday night if Baldwin had indicated whether he might stop playing, general manager John Schneider said, "He's considering it, yeah." Seattle used the final pick of Friday's second round of the NFL draft, the 64th overall selection, on Ole Miss wide receiver DK Metcalf. Schneider said Baldwin's status wasn't a major factor in the team's decision to draft Metcalf. "We know that Doug's going to have a hard time. There's a process we need to go through with Doug," the GM said. "But at that point with DK, that didn't really weigh in. But there's still several doggone good receivers on the board, so we'll work our way through that. ..." We'll be watching for more.