Wide receiver Doug Baldwin didn’t sign an offer sheet with any other team as a restricted free agent this offseason, leaving him to return to the Seahawks if he wants to play in 2014.
Baldwin doesn’t necessarily have to play out the year under the terms of his second-round tender, though. He could agree to a multi-year deal with the team, something that seems to be a possibility based on what he said during an online videochat.
“I will say things are going in the right direction,” Baldwin said, via the Seattle Times. “I don’t know how much time it’s going to take. They’ve got the draft to deal with. So we are in preliminary talks. But hopefully we will figure something out soon.”
The lack of apparent contentiousness appears to extend to the offseason workout program as Baldwin has signed a waiver to participate without signing his $2.187 million tender.
Baldwin has caught 130 passes for 1,932 yards and two touchdowns in three regular seasons with the Seahawks with 16 more catches and a touchdown in five playoff appearances. He’ll join Percy Harvin, Sidney Rice and Jermaine Kearse at receiver for the Seahawks in 2014.