Nov 3, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) celebrates his touchdown reception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Doug Baldwin won't hold out during contract talks with Seahawks

Doug Baldwin is currently in contract extension talks with the Seahawks, but he stated on Thursday that he will not hold out of any team activities, regardless of how the talks go.

“If I did that it would not allow me to pursue my passion of playing football,” Baldwin said on KJR radio in Seattle, via ESPN.com. “Sitting out does nothing for me, regardless of what people say about leverage.”

John Boyle of the Everett Herald tweeted that the two sides are currently both active in the negotiating process:

Baldwin was given a $2.187 million second-round tender by the Seahawks in March, but he did not sign it.

Entering his fourth season with the Seahawks, Baldwin has been a big part of Seattle’s success through the air.

Last season, he caught 50 passes for 778 yards, second to only Golden Tate on the team. Baldwin also caught five touchdowns, tied with Tate for the most on the Seahawks.

Baldwin really stepped it up in the postseason last year, leading Seahawks receivers with 13 catches for 202 yards.

He is expected to be one of Seattle’s top receivers next season, starting alongside Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice.

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