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Weekend Links: Irvin says hip feels better, big injury questions remain

Bruce Irvin's offseason hip surgery was among a trio of surprise injury fixes for the Seahawks.

Strong safety Kam Chancellor also had hip surgery, and left tackle Russell Okung had foot surgery. That forced each out of the offseason workout sessions. Chancellor and Okung were able to lift weights, but did not participate in any on-field work.

Irvin says his recuperation is going well, despite it not being enjoyable.

Head coach Pete Carroll said Chancellor and Okung have a chance to be ready July 25 for the start of training camp. It will be quite a bit longer before Irvin comes back.

Links:

> Video: Russell Wilson on big paydays for other QBs: "It has nothing to do with me."

> NFL.com is reporting San Francisco guard Alex Boone won't report to camp without a new deal.

> Chicago Bears fourth-round pick Brock Vereen writes about the rookie symposium for MMQB.

> Pro Football Focus takes a look at Cam Newton, whom the Seahawks will see again in Week 8 this season.

> The New York Daily News is reporting that the DEA is "quietly investigating prescription drug abuse" in NFL lockerrooms.

> PFT puts the Rams 20th in their NFL preseason power rankings.

> Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. told ESPN it's "Super Bowl or bust" for Denver.

> One programming note: I am on vacation this coming week. Others will be running the blog.

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