The Seattle Seahawks have big plans for former Ole Miss WR D.K. Metcalf, who they picked with the 32nd pick in the second round of this year’s NFL Draft. Even following knee surgery.

Coach Pete Carroll told Brady Henderson of that he believes Metcalf’s return will be sooner rather than later.

“It was a minimal surgery and minimal findings, so we have high expectations,” Carroll said. “We’ll go week-to-week with it, see how he does. We really don’t have any concern that he won’t get back soon. We’re excited that we got it done. It was the kind of deal that we could have put off and waited, but we thought we’d use the time frame that we had available and hopefully it’ll work out just right for us.”

Carroll said he believes Metcalf has proven himself, but he’s disappointed that Metcalf will miss out on valuable preseason action to better prepare for the season.

The Seahawks play host to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 8 in the regular season opener.