Seahawks sign WR Doug Baldwin through 2016

Seahawks sign WR Doug Baldwin through 2016

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SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 03: Wide receiver Doug Baldwin #89 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with tight end Zach Miller #86 after scoring a touchdown to tie the game at 24-24 in the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at CenturyLink Field on November 3, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Buccaneers 27-24 in overtime.

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by TRAVIS PITTMAN / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Updated Thursday, May 29 at 1:19 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed on a two-year extension with wide receiver Doug Baldwin that will keep him with the team through the 2016 season.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but ESPN reports it will pay Baldwin at least $16 million over the next three years and possibly as much as $19.5 million with incentives.

“My ultimate goal is to be in the Hall of Fame. So this is a stepping stone to get there," said Baldwin.

Baldwin, head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider celebrated the announcement by sharing a bottle of apple cider.

Baldwin, a restricted free agent, had been in negotiations with the Seahawks since the team placed a second-round tender on him worth $2.2 million this season. The extension adds two years to that tender.

The new contract will reportedly allow him to be an unrestricted free agent in 2017.

Baldwin, who was not drafted when he came into the league in 2011, caught 50 passes for 778 yards and five touchdowns last season. He also had key receptions in both playoff games last year and also caught a touchdown in Super Bowl XLVIII.

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