Seahawks WR David Moore Receives Surprisingly Positive News, Will Avoid IR

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore received a second opinion on his injured shoulder and the opinion is favorable, reports Ian Rapoport. Moore will not be placed on injured reserve and is expected back sooner rather than later.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed Moore will open the season on the team’s 53-man roster, per Bob Condotta. He will, however, miss the start of the regular season.

Moore is dealing with a hairline fracture in his humerus and is expected to absorb some of the targets that went to Doug Baldwin. The Seahawks selected him in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL draft. Last season, he hauled in 26 receptions for 445 yards and five touchdowns.

Seahawks Russell Wilson will welcome the “surprisingly positive news” as rookie wideout D.K. Metcalf recently underwent knee surgery and his status is uncertain.