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.