Some links to start your morning.
My story today examines the first two days of camp for rookie offensive tackle Russell Okung.
Our own Dave Boling takes a broader view, detailing the rookie debuts of most of the draft picks at practice this weekend.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com offers this report from practice.
Greg Johns of Seattlepi.com offers more insights on Seattle’s rookie draft class here.
Mitch Levy of KJR 950 has an extended conversation with Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll in this audio link.
Dave Miller of the National Football Post discusses Carroll and Steve Sarkisian crossing paths again in Seattle.
Dan Arkush of Pro Football Weekly says Julius Jones is fighting an uphill battle in the running back competition.
More Arkush: He answers 10 questions on the NFC West.
In an expected move, Tim Ruskell finally joins the Chicago Bears as player personnel director. but David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune says all of Ruskell’s work preparing for 2011 could go to waste if the Bears don’t make the playoffs for a fourth straight season in 2010, with everyone in the front office likely being ushered out the door in that scenario.
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com talks to a talent evaluator who compares Walter Jones to Albert Pujols – putting both in a league of their own.
Don Banks of Sports Illustrated lists the Matt Hasselbeck-Charlie Whitehurst QB battle as one of 10 quarterback competitions to watch around the league.