Today was also the deadline for restricted free agents — such as Seattle WR Doug Baldwin — to sign offer sheets from other teams.
Baldwin did not sign an offer sheet, so that assures he will be with the Seahawks in 2014.
The only question is whether he plays on the tender the team placed on him in March — which would pay him $2.1 million for this season — or works out a longer-term deal with the Seahawks.
Baldwin has not yet signed the tender, which would have requited that any team that signed Baldwin would have had to give the Seahawks a second-round pick. There is now no deadline for Baldwin to sign other than that he will certainly sign something before the season.
— Also, A.J. Jefferson, the cornerback the Seahawks signed earlier today, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in March in Hennepin County Court in Minnesota. He received a 90-day sentence that was suspended for time previously served — three days. He also has to follow some assigned conditions, such as attending domestic abuse/chemical dependency counseling.
Jefferson was released by the Vikings in November shortly after his arrest.
Jefferson signed a one-year deal with Seattle today worth the minimum for 4-6 year veterans of $730,000.
Jefferson was suspended four games at the time but indications are the time he missed counts as games served and he is now in the clear.
— O’Brien Schofield’s contract is also one-year and also for the $730,000 veteran minimum.