Baldwin, Seahawks Haven’t Talked Contract

Doug Baldwin is entering his contract year but he has yet to sit down with the Seahawks and discuss a new pact, the wide receiver told Mitch Levy and Mike Holmgren of 950 KJR (audio link, transcription via PFT). Doug Baldwin

No we haven’t had any talks,” Baldwin said. “And to be completely honest with you I’m not too concerned with it. I’m enjoying my time right now with my training and my fiancée. I’m anxious to get back out there with my teammates. To be completely honest with you, I’m not really worried about it. I’m having fun playing football. I’m enjoying my time, I’m enjoying my life right now. So whatever happens, I’m going to leave it up to God and he’ll direct me in whatever direction I need to go.”

Baldwin‘s $2.8MM salary for 2016 is guaranteed, but his future beyond this upcoming season is uncertain. The two sides were able to get on the same page in May of 2014 when Baldwin inked a lucrative two-year extension giving him $11MM in “new money” plus achievable bonuses. The veteran reportedly turned down a four-year offer from the Seahawks that would have kept him under contract through the 2018 season.

Baldwin, 28 in September, tied for the league lead in touchdowns last season with 14. In 16 regular season games (all starts), Baldwin caught 78 passes (103 targets) for 1,069 yards – all of which were career highs.

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  1. Sam Robinson

    Once DeAndre Hopkins comes off the ’17 market via fifth-year option or long-term extension, Baldwin could be the top receiver available next spring. It will be him or Emmanuel Sanders, should the Broncos not lock him up for another mid-term deal.

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