The Seahawks effectively kept restricted free agent Doug Baldwin out of the market for a year by placing a second-round tender on him.
They may be keeping him longer than that.
During an interview with KJR-AM, Baldwin said talks were progressing toward a contract extension.
“It’s going to take some time,” Baldwin said, via the Seattle Times. “It’s just the process of going through the negotiations, that’s just what it is. … it’s still very early in the stages of the conversation and I don’t know how long it’s going to take. But hopefully we can get something done soon.”
Baldwin said he won’t hold out, and would sign the $2.18 million tender and play out the year if need be.
“If we are unable to reach an agreement I will sign the tender, play that out, and then be an unrestricted free agent,” he said. “I’m going to play this season whether it’s on the tender or under an extension.”
He also doesn’t have many other options at the moment.