Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said in an interview with ESPN Saturday afternoon that contract talks with quarterback Russell Wilson are slow but ongoing.

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RENTON — Though the NFL draft is over, the Seahawks are not done with the business of their offseason.

And the timeline for one of their more significant goals — signing quarterback Russell Wilson to a contract extension — remains uncertain.

In an interview with ESPN on Saturday, coach Pete Carroll said talks are “going a little slow, but it’s ongoing,’’ adding that the Seahawks are “waiting to hear from their side.’’

ESPN reported that one hangup is the amount of guaranteed money Wilson would receive.

Shortly after Carroll’s interview, Wilson tweeted:

It’s thought Wilson is seeking a contract that would pay him more than $20 million a season. Wilson is entering the final year of his initial four-year rookie contract.

Following the draft, Carroll said “we don’t want to talk much about it because there is just a lot of stuff, it’s such a crucial thing. We are so excited to get Russell and keep him here forever. … but it’s a big deal, and there is a lot of work to be done.’’


  • The Seahawks have to make a final decision Sunday whether to exercise an option to extend the contract of linebacker Bruce Irvin for 2016 that would pay him almost $7.8 million. It’s expected the team will not exercise the option.
  • The Seahawks signed 12 undrafted free agents Saturday: LS Nate Boyer, Texas; T Jesse Davis Idaho; WR Austin Hill Arizona; SS Keenan Lambert, Norfolk State; SS Ronald Martin, LSU; LB Quayshawn Nealy, Georgia Tech; RB Thomas Rawls, Central Michigan; CB Trovon Reed, Auburn; LB Alex Singleton, Montana State; DE Tory Slater, West Georgia; RB Rod Smith, Ohio State; FS Triston Wade, Texas-San Antonio.