It is unclear how or when Baldwin injured the knee, but he is expected to miss at least most of the preseason, but most likely all of it so he can rest for the regular season. The only reason you would see him play before the start of the season would be to get some in-game reps in to loosen up once he feels better. He will be re-evaluated later this month.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll called the injury a "sore knee" for Baldwin, who has led the Seahawks in receiving yards in five of the past seven years. The 29-year-old nearly missed out on a third straight 1,000-yard season last year, but did make the Pro Bowl for the second time as an injury replacement.
Speaking of wide receivers, the New England Patriots cut ties with the injured Jordan Matthews. The wideout injured his hamstring in the team's fourth practice on Sunday. He had signed a one-year deal worth $1 million, with just $300,000 in guaranteed money earlier in the off-season.
The Pats were forced to make this move as they continue to find someone to step in while Julian Edelman serves his four-game PED suspension. Following Matthews' injury, the defending AFC Champions brought in free agent Erick Decker for a workout. Chris Hogan is the only other top receiver on their depth chart with Edelman out to begin the year.
The Green Bay Packers also suffered an injury early on in training camp, as linebacker Jake Ryan went down with a torn ACL. The injury occurred during Monday's practice, as he was carted off the field following the incident. Ryan is expected to miss the entire 2018 season, as he was projected to start at middle linebacker this year.
The Packers were in the middle of an 11-on-11 drill when Ryan went down, as the 26-year-old was visibly frustrated at this tough-luck situation. He was a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, started 12 games last season, and finished with 79 tackles. He has appeared in 43 games, starting 27 of them, in his three NFL seasons.