After Career Year, Seahawks’ Baldwin Ready for His Encore
SEATTLE (AP) — While the rest of the wide receivers were going through agility drills, the Seahawks' Doug Baldwin joined teammates almost literally twice his size.
For several minutes, Baldwin lined up with the Seattle Seahawks' defensive linemen, slapping at the pads worn on the forearms of defensive line coach Travis Jones. It's a drill designed for pass rushers to focus on getting off blocks. Teammates suggest it's an example of how Baldwin has evolved heading into his sixth NFL season.
Once primarily known for feeling dissed in every manner possible, Baldwin is no longer "Angry Doug" all the time. It helps that Baldwin is coming off a strong season that concluded with him getting rewarded with a $46 million, four-year contract extension. The contract pays him like one of the premier wide receivers in the NFL and kept him from reaching free agency after this season.