Russell Okung And Earl Thomas Should Be In Seattle Seahawks’ Camp Soon

July 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Seattle Seahawks haven’t had a lot of luck getting their first-round picks into camp on time recently, but they shouldn’t have to wait very long for Russell Okung and Earl Thomas to show up.
Trent Williams and Eric Berry, the No. 4 and No. 5 picks, agreed to contracts today that pretty much set the standard for Okung, who was the sixth pick overall by Seattle.
The Seahawks have to like the Williams deal, which reportedly guarantees $36.75 million in a six-year deal worth $60 million. The guaranteed money is only eight percent more than the Seahawks gave Aaron Curry, the No. 4 pick in 2009. That’s quite a flattened raise, considering last year’s top 10 were getting boosts of anywhere from 17 percent to 25 percent in guaranteed money.
Berry received $34 million guaranteed in a six-year, $60 million contract. That’s the same deal Curry got last year, averaging $5.67 million guaranteed per year.
That means Okung figures to get les...

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