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WR Doug Baldwin was unable to pass his physical and was released today by the Seattle Seahawks due to the cumulative effects of injuries suffered, including various knee, shoulder and groin injuries as well as recovery from a sports hernia surgery.
Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2011, Baldwin caught 493 passes for 6,563 yards and 49 TD during his tenure with Seattle. He also was part of the Super Bowl XLVIII-winning team that trounced the Broncos 43-8; Baldwin caught all 5 of his targets for 66 yards and a TD in an effort that saw the Seahawks dominate in all three phases of the game.
We here at Far From Fantasy wish Baldwin the best of luck in his future endeavors.
In other Seahawks news, the team has also released S Kam Chancellor as he also failed his physical. Two iconic players in the team’s franchise history are gone, just like that.
Chancellor was drafted in the 5th round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was an integral part of the feared ‘Legion of Boom’; the legendary secondary consisting of Chancellor, free safety Earl Thomas III and cornerback Richard Sherman. Chancellor finishes his Seahawks’ tenure with 641 combined tackles (17 for loss), 9 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 44 passes deflected, and 12 interceptions.
Due to the nature of both players’ injury histories, it’s unlikely either play in the NFL for another team. Far From Fantasy wishes Chancellor well in his life post-NFL.