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Report: Okung, Hawks 'not even close' to deal

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that per a league source, the Seattle Seahawks and offensive tackle Russell Okung are "not even close" to getting a deal done.

If true, this is not good new for the Seahawks, who have Okung slotted to take over for the retired Walter Jones at left tackle.

On the surface it appears the deal could be put together easily, with No. 5 overall pick safety Eric Berry receiving $34 million guaranteed from Kansas City and No. 7 overall pick Joe Haden receiving $26 million from Cleveland.

However, there could be a disagreement in the number of years in the deal. Three of the top five picks have signed six-year deals, while defensive tackle Gerald McCoy signed a five-year deal. All the rest of the first-round picks have been five-year deals, so perhaps Okung's agent Peter Schaffer is looking to get his client out on the market again a year early and the Seahawks' brass are balking.

Whatever the issue, the Seahawks are certainly hoping to have this situation resolved sooner rather than later, or they could have the same issues with cohesion along the offensive line as they did in training camp last season.

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