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Morning links: WR Baldwin turning heads

Undrafted rookie free agent receiver Doug Baldwin has been one of he surprise players in camp so far, and he's the focus of my story today.

The Stanford product has excelled in the slot in the first two games, providing a reliable target for Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst.Baldwin led Stanford in receptions (56), receiving yards (824) and touchdowns (9) his senior season, earning second-team all-Pacific-10 Conference honors.

“For a guy that’s never been in an NFL camp, he’s taken to it very well and has made plays,” receivers coach Kippy Brown said. “He’s got a long way to go, but it’s not too big for him. He walks around like he belongs, and when he gets out there and gets reps, it looks like he belongs. So that’s a good thing.”

The Associated Press takes a closer look on how the new kickoff rule will affect Seattle’s Leon Washington.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald talks to rookie safety Jeron Johnson about his uphill battle on making the final roster.

ESPN’s Mike Sando takes a look at snap counts in the preseason for quarterbacks in the NFC West.

Clare Farnsworth of takes a closer look at recent free agent pickup defensive lineman Maurice Fountain.

More Farnsworth: Notes from Wednesday’s practice.

Check out this video of Seattle players riding go-karts the other day.

Mike Williams joins Steve Wyche and Bucky Brooks of for their Cover Two podcast. Interview starts about 14 minutes in.

Former Seahawks Ruvell Martin signed with Buffalo.

You ever wonder why receivers and defensive backs don’t where any thigh or knee pads? Chip Scoggins of Minneapolis Star-Tribune delves into that issue.

NFL agent Jack Becta writing for the National Football Post takes a look at what positions are getting high dollar contracts – QB, OT, DE and CB – at the expense of other positions like tight end, linebacker, fullback and kicker.

Former NFL personnel man Ton Softli of ESPN 101 St. Louis takes a closer look at the decision making process for team to get down to the final 53-man roster.

Jim Corbett of USA Today reports that St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford said he believes the Rams can win the Super Bowl. How about winning the NFC West first?

Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post reports that Broncos head coach John Fox will play his starters into the third quarter.