Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, June 29 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Baldwin Inks Four-Year Extension
Doug Baldwin signed a four-year extension with the Seahawks on Tuesday evening, a deal that will keep him in Seattle long-term coming off one of the best seasons in franchise history for a wide receiver. Here's how the local and national media reacted to last night's news:
Baldwin's current and former teammates were quick to take to social media to congratulate Baldwin on his new deal.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com says Baldwin's offensive efficiency played a role in the Seahawks signing him long-term, "The bottom line is that Baldwin has put in the work to get better, and the numbers suggest he did more with his opportunities than most of his peers last season. He will likely never be among the league leaders in targets, but when Wilson goes to Baldwin, he knows that the wide receiver is going to produce."
Chris Wesseling at NFL.com says Baldwin was one of the NFL's most effective pass catchers last year, "Of the 87 receivers to play at least 25 percent of their teams' snaps and accrue an average depth of target beyond 10 yards, Baldwin's completion rate of 79 percent was No. 1. He was also the only wide receiver to score double-digit touchdowns and average at least 10 yards per target."
A look back at some of the best moments from the Seahawks career of wide receiver Doug Baldwin.
Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times explains why Baldwin was rewarded with an extension, "With Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Tyler Lockett all under contract for the next few seasons, the Seahawks have given Wilson a talented core that understands his unique skill set."
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times looks at what's next for the Seahawks now that Baldwin's extension is done.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune says Baldwin's deal keeps the Seahawks' under-30 core intact, "Baldwin joins quarterback Russell Wilson, safety Earl Thomas, cornerback Richard Sherman, linebacker Bobby Wagner, linebacker K.J. Wright, defensive end Cliff Avril, wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, defensive back Jeremy Lane and defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin as Seahawks signed through at least 2018."
FieldGulls.com says Baldwin is on his way to becoming one of the best receivers in club history, "The feisty undrafted free agent who won Seahawks fans' hearts as one of the few bright spots in 2011 has grown in front of our very eyes from his endearing rookie season, to being a controversial figure for some, to the league's leader in touchdown receptions last season. Come 2020, that same guy who has been turning heads since his first unexpected preseason breakout five years ago may skyrocket up the all-time receiving charts."
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from @hwkbgr, who shares a short clip of Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl defensive back Patrick Peterson on the Dan Patrick show detailing which quarterback frustrates a secondary more - the Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton or Seahawks' Russell Wilson.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle checks in with wide receiver Paul Richardson, who's looking to bounce back after a 2015 season that was lost to injury.
Marshawn Lynch, Snoop Dogg, and Jerry Rice are among the stars expected to play in Richard Sherman's celebrity softball game on July 10 at Seattle's Safeco Field.
The Seahawks made a roster move Tuesday, signing long snapper Nolan Frese and waiving linebacker Khairi Fortt.
In case you missed it earlier this month, assistant coaches Travis Jones, Rocky Seto, and Carl Smith were wired for sound at Seahawks minicamp.
Doug Farrar at SI.com catches up with former Seahawks wideout Mike Williams, who's embracing life as a high school coach.
And Elliot Harrison at NFL.com ranks Seattle's Pete Carroll as the second-best head coach in the League.
Join us in wishing Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka a happy 31st birthday on Wednesday, June 29!