Doug Baldwin inactive against Vikings due to hip injury

Green Bay Packers v Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE -- Wide receiver Doug Baldwin is officially out for Monday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings due to a hip injury that kept him from practicing all week.

Head coach Pete Carroll said the injury was proving problematic for Baldwin after the team's final practice of the week on Saturday.

"He’s just barely making it through the week right now," Carroll said on Saturday. "It’s going to be all the way up until game time before we know."

Baldwin didn't even go through pregame warmups to see if he was going to be able to play.

Baldwin played 54 of 58 snaps for Seattle last week against the San Francisco 49ers. However, he's been on the injury report three times in the last four weeks due to hip and groin issues. Carroll said the current issue is slightly different from the previous one that led him to be questionable to play against the Carolina Panthers. While Baldwin ultimately did suit up against the Panthers, he was unable to do so tonight against the Vikings.

Seattle has just four receivers active for the game: Tyler Lockett, Jaron Brown, David Moore and Malik Turner. Running back J.D. McKissic could also be deployed as a receiver if the team got into a pinch as he was a wide receiver in college and early in his NFL career before being moved into the backfield by Seattle.

Also out for Seattle are linebacker K.J. Wright (knee), right guard D.J. Fluker (hamstring) and fullback Tre Madden (chest).

It's the 10th game this season Wright has missed after he initially injured the knee in a preseason game against Minnesota. Fluker injured his hamstring last week against the San Francisco 49ers. Madden is missing his second straight game with a sternum injury.

Jordan Simmons will start in place of Fluker at right guard with Mychal Kendricks expect to play significant snaps at weak-side linebacker after returning from an eight-game suspension.

Also inactive for Seattle are cornerback Kalan Reed, center Joey Hunt and defensive end Branden Jackson.

Kendricks' brother, Eric, is active and will play against Seattle after being listed as questionable with a rib injury. Kendricks did not practice for Minnesota on either Wednesday or Thursday before returning to limited participation on Friday.

Cornerback Trae Waynes (concussion), wide receiver Chad Beebe (hamstring) and tight end David Morgan (knee) were ruled out by the Vikings on Friday.


Seattle Seahawks

FB Tre Madden
CB Kalan Reed
LB K.J. Wright
C Joey Hunt
G D.J. Fluker
WR Doug Baldwin
DE Branden Jackson

Minnesota Vikings

QB Kyle Sloter
WR Chad Beebe
CB Trae Waynes
RB Mike Boone
TE David Morgan
DE Tashawn Bower
DT Jalyn Holmes

Photo Credit: SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 15: Doug Baldwin #89 of the Seattle Seahawks catches the ball for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on November 15, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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