The agent for sixth-overall draft choice Russell Okung says he is working to ensure his client is on the field when Seahawks training camp begins Saturday.
Agent Peter Schaffer told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Wednesday that he has been negotiating with the Seahawks every day for the last two weeks.
The agent adds that if the rookie from Oklahoma State is not participating in Seattle’s first practice “it won’t be for a lack of effort on our part.”
The Seahawks want Okung in camp from Day One. They named him the starting left tackle the day they drafted him in April.
Seattle was without last year’s top pick, linebacker Aaron Curry, for the first eight days of 2009′s training camp because of an impasse in contract negotiations.
Given Okung agent and the desperate needs to have him in camp my predictions that he will sign either today or tomorrow, he will be in pads for the first day of Seahawks training camp.