NFL players usually spend the weeks before training camp relaxing in exotic locales, working out, or hosting football camps in their hometowns.
Not Russell Okung. As he posted on Twitter, the Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle travelled to Spain to run with the bulls this week with his agent, Peter Schaffer.
In an NFL offseason tainted by a few players finding themselves in legal trouble, it’s nice to see players like Okung taking advantage of their situations and getting a unique life experience.
Speaking of football camps, a couple Seattle players hosts camps today, and we’ll have reports from both. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will host a passing camp at the University of Washington today, and our own T.J. Cotterill will provide a report from there.
And Marshawn Lynch will host his annual football camp down here in Oakland, which I will be attending today.
Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated previews the NFC West. Here’s what Burke has to say about the Seahawks: “Seattle and San Francisco are 1 and 1a in this division. The two dates to circle are Sept. 15, when the 49ers visit Seattle; and Dec. 8, when the Seahawks make the return trip to San Francisco. Those games could decide the division. And if Seattle somehow can come up with home-field advantage in the playoffs, the 12th Man might be enough to push them all the way through to the Super Bowl.”
Check out a photo gallery from the Bellingham Herald of the Seahawks 12th Man tour hitting their town.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that the Niners, in need of receiver depth, picked up former Seattle receiver Charly Martin.
Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby talk with former Seahawks quarterback Dave Krieg in this audio link. Krieg says that Russell Wilson still has something to prove in his second season.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times wonders if the Seahawks will have enough depth at tight end.