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Reports: Doug Baldwin, Seahawks close to multiyear deal


During an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio on Wednesday night, Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin said that he wanted to sign a long-term deal with the team but that he was preparing to play out the year under the restricted free agent tender of $2.18 million the Seahawks extended to him early in the offseason.

According to reports on Thursday, though, those preparations are likely to wind up being all for naught. Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that the two sides “have gotten closer” in negotiations recently and that a deal could be struck soon. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network followed up by reporting that he’s heard the same about the status of talks in Seattle and that the deal is “very close” to done and could be completed on Thursday.

Per Rapoport, the deal is expected to run for around three years although there’s no word on any financial parameters that are being discussed. Baldwin has proven to be a solid complementary piece in the Seahawks’ receiving corps, catching 130 passes over three seasons since making the team as an undrafted free agent in 2011, which should keep his salaries in a fairly modest range in any longer deal.

That would work out well for the Seahawks, who have already extended safety Earl Thomas and cornerback Richard Sherman on lucrative deals and will have to work out a similar extension for quarterback Russell Wilson in the not too distant future.


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17 Responses to “Reports: Doug Baldwin, Seahawks close to multiyear deal”
  1. nygmann says: May 29, 2014 10:38 AM

    Good receiver. Contributed a lot when S. Rice and P. Harbin were injuried. Seattle WR Core is for the mist part intact. They only loss Tate to FA. Hope Baldwin re signs.

  2. thepftpoet says: May 29, 2014 10:43 AM

    Another overpaid medicore reciever.

    He wouldn’t even be the Vikings #4 option.

    Cordarelle Patterson has more talent than every Seahawk reciever combined.

    Expect an 8-8 record this season, Seattle.

  3. kamthechancellor says: May 29, 2014 10:46 AM

    Clutch receiver. That is all.

  4. joeflaccoallday says: May 29, 2014 10:50 AM

    I like Baldwin just hope they don’t over pay him. A 3-4 year deal at the most between 10-15 mil

  5. trollhammer20 says: May 29, 2014 10:55 AM

    Baldwin is undersized and too slow.

    So was Steve Largent.

    And if you think that’s not an appropriate comparison, watch Baldwin’s 2014 highlight reel on youtube. Leaping catches, sideline toe-tapping catches…he’s a great route-runner with excellent body control and hands. Also makes downfield blocks and has blocked a punt on special teams.

    Don’t be fooled by the low “fantasy” numbers. The Seahawks pass less than any other team, but last year, the receiving corps was the most efficient. Baldwin is a huge reason for that efficiency.

  6. dbara43 says: May 29, 2014 10:55 AM

    3 years, $10 million, $4 million signing bonus with $6 million in guarantees seems about right.

  7. claymus1 says: May 29, 2014 10:57 AM

    He Angry….

  8. tap79 says: May 29, 2014 11:03 AM

    They have been saying this for 2 months…… Get it done already, the kid plays his heart out for the team and deserves a deal… Just be fair about it.

    He is a great Hawk + he doesnt screw around with other mens wives like Tate. I would like to see Baldwin stay around for a while.

  9. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: May 29, 2014 11:11 AM

    Yet another Seattle Seahawk, discovered, recruited and groomed for the NFL by Jim Harbaugh! Without Harbaugh’s vision and coaching prowess – Seahawks wouldn’t have won the Superbowl. And Carroll knows it.


  10. rick359 says: May 29, 2014 11:14 AM

    Great news getting Baldwin signed too!
    Got to love the Seahawk organization, they are doing an outstanding job!

    Go Hawks!

  11. babyteal1 says: May 29, 2014 11:18 AM

    The money is running out hawk fans….good luck

  12. seatownballers says: May 29, 2014 11:21 AM

    3 year, 13 mill

  13. thebirdofprey2 says: May 29, 2014 11:53 AM

    Things must be depressing for Viking fans. The only way they can see the playoffs from the bottom of the barrel in NFC North is spend a billion dollars on a stadium and host a Super Bowl.

    Still no QB and try sell the themselves their KR is a great WR. Seahawk fans wouldn’t trade Doug Baldwin for anyone on that teams receiving group.

  14. denverdude7 says: May 29, 2014 12:05 PM

    Baldwin is worth at least 6 million per year.

    Pay the man you cheapskates !!!!!!!


  15. ghostof34 says: May 29, 2014 2:43 PM

    Let’s be honest for a second. Doug Baldwin is just a guy. He is the 46th ranked WR from 2013. All this over the top love…we get it you love your Seahawks, it’s cool, you won, celebrate…but keep the vision straight. Doug Baldwin isn’t a top 40 receiver, and should only be paid accordingly.

  16. omeimontis says: May 29, 2014 3:28 PM

    If they sign Baldwin, they will have even less money to sign the other 2015 free agents, like James Carpenter, Cliff Avril, Malcolm Smith, Byron Maxwell, K. J. Wright and Jermaine Kearse. It won’t be an easy year for them when free agency arrives in 2015.

  17. singletrack74 says: May 29, 2014 4:36 PM


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