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.