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No Deadline For New Russell Wilson Contract

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is entering the final year of his rookie deal and is seeking a new long-term deal. Wilson’s agent told 710 ESPN in Seattle that there are no drop-dead dates for a new contract.

“Neither side has any real deadlines. I know the public and the fans and some of the media has put a sense of urgency on this, but there really are no deadlines,” Mark Rodgers said. “Russell Wilson’s under contract with the Seahawks and he absolutely, if he has to, would certainly be fine playing his fourth year under a four-year contract that he signed coming out, and then moving on from there. I don’t feel any particular crunch on time and any real particular deadlines.”

Rogers implied that negotiations are positive, but no deal is imminent.

“We’ve had an ongoing dialogue, not all of it being negotiation, some of it just being philosophical and really trying to understand each others positions and viewpoints,” Rodgers said. “I would characterize our talks as ongoing, fluid, robust at times, thoughtful, and we’ve made progress.

“I don’t want to mislead anyone. I love to read and listen to all the conjecture and all of the speculation about where these negotiations are, but frankly I think about 95 percent of that speculation has probably been off point. But I would characterize them as positive and encouraging.”

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