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The latest news and analysis from all angles on the Seahawks.

May 30, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Friday links: Baldwin contract redux

It’s mostly all about Doug Baldwin today, with a little Richard Sherman  and Byron Maxwell thrown in. …

— Here’s the Seahawks.com report on Baldwin’s extension.

— ESPN says the deal was all about family.

— ESPN also notes it completes Seattle’s off-season puzzle (though GM John Schneider made clear yesterday the team may not be done).

— Was Byron Maxwell Seattle’s secret superstar last season? Pro Football Focus thinks so, explaining in part:

Including the playoffs, Maxwell’s +8.0 coverage grade last season was the 10th-best of any cornerback, and his 57.8 QB rating allowed was fourth-best among those with 300 snaps. Every Super Bowl winner has some drainage of talent in the offseason, and the Seahawks were no different once Browner and Thurmond left in free agency. But given how lights-out Maxwell was down the stretch, the Seahawks secondary shouldn’t skip a beat in 2014.

— A breakdown of how ineffective the 49ers were in the red zone against the Seahawks last year.

— 49ers also suddenly facing another contract issue.

— NFL.com with 11 takeaways from Thursday’s OTAs (a day when the Seahawks were off — Seattle will be on the field today but with no media access).

— Football Perspective on whether rookie year performance helps explain the draft value chart.

— Finally, here’s an ad campaign Sherman and teammates Earl Thomas and Russell Wilson filmed with Michelle Obama during their White House visit last week, extolling the virtues of healthy eating, and poking a little fun at Sherman’s famous rant after the 49ers game:

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