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Morning links: Okung, Thomas still unsigned

Post by Eric Williams on July 31, 2010 at 5:59 am with 6 Comments »
July 31, 2010 5:59 am
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll (Elaine Thompson/AP)

Good morning. Training camp is finally here, and will be updating the blog regularly with what is happening at the two practices today, beginning at 9 a.m.

Still no word on the Seattle Seahawks’ first-round draft selections Russell Okung and Earl Thomas signing on the dotted line this morning. However, 17 of the 32 first-round deals are done, including Washington offensive tackle Trent Williams at No. 4, Kansas City safety Eric Berry at No. 5 and Philadelphia defensive end Brandon Graham at No.
13.

From what I’ve been told, both agents are working diligently to get them both in camp by today, so we’ll see what happens. We all know it took linebacker Aaron Curry, the fourth overall selection in last year’s draft, eight days before he reported to training camp last season, but I don’t expect the same thing here.

My story today offers a look at the main storylines heading into training camp.

I also talked with Doug Lange of KPUG 1170 AM in Bellingham about the Seahawks upcoming training camp in this audio link.

Clare Farnsworth at Seahawks.com interviewed to defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, who says to expect a more aggressive defense this season.

Greg Johns of Seattlepi.com explores his top 10 questions heading into the beginning of training camp.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald does the same thing here.

Mike Sando of ESPN reports that linebacker David Hawthorne has fired his agent and remains the only unsigned exclusive rights free agent heading into camp.

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  1. Finally something is happening again, it’s been hard for me to follow the blog for real since the draft, but now where the season is right around the corner, I’m pumped and exciting for every single thing Seahawks related, can’t wait to hear about Training Camp. And I believe we will have Okung and Thomas signed sooner rather than later, don’t expect any of those guys to hold out or anything like that.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    Last night I kept expecting to see that one, or both, had signed. Like Eric, I can’t imagine either will be out past today. Hell, even Carlson missed one day.

    Heater deserves a new deal. There is no indication Hill has a future with this team, beyond this season (if even that) while Hawthorne is one of the most promising young players in the division. Seattle should do the right thing and lock him up. If I were him, I would have canned my representative too.

    Lets go boys!!! In case anyone is curious what their schedule is like today…

    http://blog.seahawks.com/2010/07/30/the-day-ahead/

  3. Thx Duke…. a pretty extensive day….

  4. FINALLY!!!

    Thanks for being here on top of things today, Eric!

  5. snydro22 says:

    Duke, Hawthorne needs to prove a little more on the field before we give him any significant money. He had to sign this deal basically, so he should be in camp and we can re-evaluate after the season, or maybe even during..

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Okung’s deal takes a little while. If he’s not here by Monday morning, I won’t be shocked..

  6. Dukeshire says:

    I’m not suggesting he be given Lofa money. But the fact he let his agent go would indicate (to me, in any case) he didn’t make progress toward securing a new contract. One which he deserves, IMO. I understand Seattle’s position, of course. But I too see where Hawthorne would be frustrated coming off that year and now the starting Will at bargain basement value.

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