Seattle Seahawks’ wide receiver Doug Baldwin signaled that he’s retiring after writing a series of posts on social media Sunday night.
Baldwin, who endured a injury-plagued 2018 season and had a series of surgeries during the offseason, had been reportedly considering retirement. Baldwin was released by the Seahawks with a failed physical designation on Thursday.
The 30-year-old Baldwin, through a series posts that he called a letter to his “younger self,” indicated that he is retiring after eight seasons, all with the Seahawks.
Baldwin signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011. During his eight seasons – all with the Seahawks – Baldwin set the franchise record for touchdown catches in a season with 14 in 2015, and tied the team record for receptions in a season with 94 in 2016. Baldwin’s 49 career touchdown receptions rank second all-time for the franchise (Steve Largent, 100) and his 493 receptions and 6,563 receiving yards rank third behind Largent (819, 13,089) and Brian Blades (581, 7,620).
— Geoffrey C. Arnold | @geoffreyCarnold