Most transactions this week involved undrafted rookies switching teams and other players who are long shots to make a roster. However, there was one move worthy of discussion. This is discussed in depth below and, as always, the rest of the moves are down below with some of the more significant ones highlighted in red.
This one move comes from the defending Super Bowl champions who re-signed a starting receiver in Baldwin.
A two-year contract extension, this will add onto his restricted free agent tender that he is currently under. Therefore, the 25-year old has three more years with the Seahawks. This three-year contract is expected be worth around $13 million, giving him an average of $4.3 million per season.
Last year he caught 50 passes for 778 yards and five touchdowns, starting nine games and playing in all 16 regular season games. In the postseason, he caught 13 passes for 202 yards and one touchdown.
In Seattle’s 43-8 victory over Denver in the Super Bowl, he led the Seahawks in catches (five) and yards (66). He was tied for the team lead in targets (five) and receiving touchdowns (one). His touchdown came with just under 12 minutes left in the game and was the last points of the game, catching a 10-yard pass from Russell Wilson for the touchdown.
Signed as an undrafted free agent after the 2011 NFL Draft by the Seahawks, he is yet another example of Seattle finding quality players and starters in the late rounds of the draft and in undrafted free agency.
It took him all of one game to prove his worth in the NFL catching four passes for 83 yards and one touchdown in his NFL debut in week one of the 2011 season against the San Francisco 49ers––Seattle’s biggest rival.
This is even more significant as his head coach in college at Stanford was Jim Harbaugh, who was coaching his first game with the 49ers as their head coach. In the end, Harbaugh got the last laugh as the 49ers won 33-17.
As a rookie, Baldwin led the team in catches (51) and receiving yards (788), becoming the first undrafted rookie free agent to lead their team in both categories since the AFL-NFL merger. (Interestingly, these stats are very similar to last season, just one catch and 10 yards off.)
This season, he is expected to be a starting receiver across from the dynamic Percy Harvin. Baldwin is a dependable receiver who still has time to develop his game seeing as he is only 25-years old. Re-signing him is a smart move for Seattle as the cost wasn’t too much and they keep another key, young player around for three more years.
The Arizona Cardinals sign WR Kevin Ozier.
The Arizona Cardinals sign RB Jalen Parmele.
The Arizona Cardinals sign OT Cory Brandon.
The Arizona Cardinals sign CB Jimmy Legree.
The Arizona Cardinals cut CB LeQuan Lewis.
The Arizona Cardinals cut RB Tim Cornett.
The Arizona Cardinals cut G Kadeem Williams.
The Arizona Cardinals cut WR Corey Washington.
The Baltimore Ravens sign Fitz Toussaint.
The Baltimore Ravens waive-injured LB Ryan Jones.
The Chicago Bears claim OT Michael Ola off waivers.
The Chicago Bears cut S Derrick Martin.
The Chicago Bears cut OT Roger Gaines.
The Dallas Cowboys sign G Tyronne Green.
The Dallas Cowboys sign G Darius Morris.
The Dallas Cowboys waive-injured OT Jarrod Pughsley.
The Dallas Cowboys waive-injured TE Evan Wilson.
The Denver Broncos cut OL Ramon Harewood.
The Green Bay Packers Packers cut LB Victor Aiyewa.
The Houston Texans claim WR Kofi Hughes off waivers.
The Houston Texans cut C Kevin Forsch.
The Kansas City Chiefs sign OT Ryan McKee.
The Kansas City Chiefs cut G Chandler Burden.
The Miami Dolphins waive CB Deion Belue.
The Miami Dolphins waive OT David Hurd.
The Miami Dolphins waive OT Michael Ola.
The Miami Dolphins sign OT Michael Philipp.
The Miami Dolphins sign CB Anthony Gaitor.
The Miami Dolphins cut RB Cameron Marshall.
The New England Patriots sign WR Wilson Van Hooser.
The New England Patriots sign WR Reese Wiggins.
The New Orleans Saints sign OT Jason Weaver.
The New Orleans Saints cut WR Chris Givens.
The New York Giants waive-injured G Stephen Goodin.
The New York Giants claim WR Corey Washington off waivers.
The Pittsburgh Steelers claim CB Deion Belue off waivers.
The Pittsburgh Steelers cut OT Kaycee Ike.
The Pittsburgh Steelers sign OT Emmanuel McCray.
The Pittsburgh Steelers release G Nik Embernate.
The St. Louis Rams sign G Davin Joseph.
The St. Louis Rams sign WR Diontae Spencer.
The San Francisco 49ers waive-injured OT Luke Marquardt.
The San Francisco 49ers waive-injured LB Morgan Breslin.
The San Francisco 49ers sign LB Chase Thomas.
The San Francisco 49ers sign TE Kevin Greene.
The Seattle Seahawks waive OL Garrett Scott.
The Seattle Seahawks sign LB Horace Miller.
The Washington Redskins sign WR Rashad Ross.
The Washington Redskins cut WR Kofi Hughes.