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July 24, 2008 2:49 PM

Action on Jackson?

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Nothing yet as of mid-Thursday afternoon, but the players chosen in front of and behind Seattle's first-round Lawrence Jackson reached agreements on contracts. That should pave the way for an agreement between Jackson and the Seahawks.

Antoine Cason agreed to a five-year, $12.1 million contract with San Diego, according to the NFL Network's Adam Schefter. Cason was the 27th pick, chosen one player in front of Jackson.

The player chosen immediately after Jackson -- defensive tackle Kentwan Balmer -- reached a five-year agreement with San Francisco though the San Francisco Chronicle reported that terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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July 24, 2008 2:29 PM

M.Tubbs, D.Branch and R.Plackemeier expected to be sidelined

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Seahawks players report for training camp Thursday with the first practice set for Friday morning at 9:15. Wide receiver Deion Branch, defensive tackle Marcus Tubbs and punter Ryan Plackemeier are expected to be on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list. The status of linebacker Will Herring is a question, too.

What does that mean? Not too much. At least not yet. Branch underwent reconstructive knee surgery after tearing a knee ligament in the playoff loss to Green Bay and it has been very clear that his training-camp status would be a question mark. Ditto for Tubbs after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery following his reconstructive surgery last fall.

Being on the PUP list to start camp isn't a huge deal. Whenever they pass a physical exam, they can join the team on the practice field. Tubbs started out last season on the PUP list and then got going later in training camp before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

The question will come if they're still on the PUP list when the roster gets cut down to 53 players before the season, though, that means they will miss at least the first six weeks before they can be activated.

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July 24, 2008 12:26 PM

Holdout history

Posted by Danny O'Neil

The Seahawks are a day away from the first training-camp practices of the season and neither of their top two draft picks are under contract yet. Agents for Lawrence Jackson and tight end John Carlson continue to negotiate with the team.

That's pretty standard, really. Four of the team's last five first-round picks were a few days late reporting to training camp. That's an improvement from early in Mike Holmgren's tenure with Seattle when he experienced a couple of prolonged holdouts.

YearFirst-round pickDays in holdout
2006CB Kelly Jennings2
2005C Chris Spencer5
2004DT Marcus Tubbs8
2003DB Marcus Trufant0
2002TE Jerramy Stevens4
2001WR Koren Robinson0
2001OL Steve Hutchinson0
2000RB Shaun Alexander0
2000OL Chris McIntosh22
1999DE Lamar King11

 

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