ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Seahawks have inked New England free agent tight end Chris Baker to a two-year, $4.75 million deal that includes $2.75 million in the first year with team. I haven't got confirmation from the team yet.
It's the first free agent deal the Seahawks have done this season.
Baker appears to be the second tight end Seattle was looking for, after watching the Cleveland Browns sign Ben Watson.
Tight ends John Owens and Cameron Morrah are still under contract for 2010, so it will be interesting to see what happens in terms of depth at the position, but offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates likes to use two tight-end sets offensively.
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