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Healthy Baldwin a boost to Seattle’s passing game

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Healthy Baldwin a boost to Seattle’s passing game

TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The joke is that Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin is always angry, always carrying a chip on his shoulder from being overlooked.

The truth is that while Baldwin plays with that intensity from going undrafted coming out of college, he’s also a fervent student of the game, knowing where he can find openings in coverage.

After a 2012 season during which Baldwin was constantly trying to overcome nagging injuries, his performance in the season opener last Sunday showed off the abilities that the Seahawks came to value during his rookie season. Baldwin had seven catches for 91 yards against the Panthers, and most important to the Seahawks offense, five of those receptions went for first downs.

 

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