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December 27, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin will return kickoffs Sunday after impressive return to the role

The play was two years ago, and in a preseason game, but that didn’t keep Doug Baldwin from reminding Seahawks coach Pete Carroll about his 105-yard kickoff return (posted below) from time to time.

Who wouldn’t?

It appears Baldwin will have the chance to add to his highlight reel. The third-year receiver was pressed into kickoff-return duty last week against the Arizona Cardinals — when Robert Turbin had fumbling issues and Jermaine Kearse was out injured — and returns of 37 and 20 yards will apparently lead to opportunities in Sunday’s regular-season finale against the St. Louis Rams.

“Doug’s going to get some turns back there,” Carroll said Friday. “Hopefully not very many.”

Baldwin said at the beginning of the week that he hadn’t returned a kick, even in practice, since 2011, back when he was an undrafted rookie. And last week’s action only came about because he was, by his own admission, the “only guy left.”

Recalling his 105-yarder, Baldwin said: “It wasn’t such a great return as it was better blocking.”

Judge for yourself.

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