When asked during a Town Hall event who would replace Golden Tate in the
Baldwin signed a three-year extension this spring. He finished second on the team behind Tate in targets (73), catches (50) and yards (778) while scoring five times, tied for the most on the roster with Tate and tight end Zach Miller. Baldwin has averaged over 15.0 yards per catch in two of his three NFL seasons.
"(Sitting out) would not allow me to pursue my passion for playing football," Baldwin told KJR-AM on Thursday. "So sitting out does nothing for me. I'm going to play this season whether it's on the tender or under an extension."
Baldwin said he's exchanged offers with the Seahawks and hopes "we can get something done soon."
Baldwin has yet to sign the second-round contract tender he was handed by the team in March, which would pay him $2.1 million in 2014 and then make him an unrestricted free agent after the season. Baldwin is currently a restricted free agent.
He said he signed a clearance waiver to attend the current workouts. His goal is to remain with the Seahawks "for a long time," and that he hopes to work out something soon. However, he said he has had no real talks with the team yet about an extension beyond 2014.
Baldwin said he hopes to strike a long-term deal with the Seahawks.
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