Doug Baldwin still hasn’t officially signed with Seahawks
Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) gets past San Francisco 49ers defensive back C.J. Spillman (27) during the first half of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Doug Baldwin is expected to be a prime target for Russell Wilson again next season, but he still technically has until Friday to discuss his options with other teams.
As of Wednesday, Baldwin still hadn’t signed his second-round tender with the Seahawks.
The Seattle-PI reported that even if Baldwin spoke with other teams, Seattle “would retain the right to match any offer sheet he signed and receive a second-round pick as compensation for his signing elsewhere.”
Should the Seahawks worry?
Probably not. At least, not yet.
Baldwin was given the tender in early March and for the 2014 season, it’s the equivalent of a one-year, $2.187-million contract.
Last season was a great year for Baldwin, as he hauled in 50 passes for 778 yards and a career-high five touchdowns.
If he returns to Seattle next year, he is expected to be a No. 3 receiver behind Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice, but he could show in training camp that he has the ability to move up to the No. 2 spot.