Mark Rodgers, the agent for Russell Wilson, said Thursday that negotiations on a new contract with the Seattle Seahawks have been "positive and encouraging," but there is no deadline for getting a new deal done.
"We've had an ongoing dialogue, not all of it being a negotiation,'' Rodgers told 710 ESPN radio in Seattle in his first public comments about the negotiations. "Some of it just being philosophical and really trying to understand each other's positions.
"I would characterize our talks as ongoing, fluid, robust at times, thoughtful and we've made progress. Frankly, about 95 percent of the speculation has been off point. I would characterize [the negotiations] as positive and encouraging."
Wilson is entering the final year of his rookie contract, which will pay him $1.54 million this season. He signed a four-year, $2.99 million deal in May 2012 after the Seahawks drafted him in the third round.
Wilson is believed to be seeking a contract worth more than $100 million over five years.