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Seahawks, Okung "not even close"

With the Lions possibly wishing they’d opted to take offensive tackle Russell Okung instead of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh with the second pick in the draft, given Suh’s holdout and rumblings that he wants to pull a Crabtree (if, that is, the 49ers receiver actually had been successful in his attempt to blow the slotting curve), the meerkats from Motown can take some solace in the fact that Okung is unsigned, too.

Per a league source, Okung and the Seahawks are “not even close” on a deal for the sixth overall pick in the draft.

It’s unknown whether Okung is looking to bust the No. 6 slot; if both sides are willing to respect the range between the deals signed by Chiefs safety Eric Berry and Browns cornerback Joe Haden, a deal should be fairly easy to work out.

Suh and Okung are the only two unsigned picks among the top eight selections in the 2010 draft.

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21 Responses to “Seahawks, Okung "not even close"”
  1. Florio-is-a-tool says: Aug 1, 2010 12:07 PM

    You’ve got to name their agents guys.

  2. tatum32 says: Aug 1, 2010 12:24 PM

    This Pete Carroll regime is getting off to a disastrous start…
    “Pete Carroll knew what was staring him in the face (NCAA sanctions). He played it right and got out. I think this will be his last job. He will never coach again after this one — and I don’t think it will end well. They traded for LenDale White and Kevin Vickerson. White is already gone, and Vickerson will bring a lot of headaches for a backup DT. They signed (WR) Reggie Williams and already cut him. They have made a lot of moves since (Carroll) has taken over, but how many will prove worthy?”
    -“Audibles” Pro Football Weekly

  3. FumbleNuts says: Aug 1, 2010 12:26 PM

    “Per a league source, Okung and the Seahawks are “not even close” on a deal for the sixth overall pick in the draft.”
    They need to get him in camp ASAP! Paul Allen….open that damn checkbook.

  4. Swinging Dick says: Aug 1, 2010 12:27 PM

    Perhaps another reason why the Skins passed on him. Sign-ability was key

  5. dakotah says: Aug 1, 2010 12:28 PM

    “the meerkats from Motown”? Florio, you missed your calling. I’m not sure what your calling was, but I’m confident you missed it.

  6. ICEWALKER says: Aug 1, 2010 12:29 PM

    Yeah, name the agents so I know not to sign with them.
    Not like school bus builders need agents, just saying…….

  7. LT2_3 says: Aug 1, 2010 12:40 PM

    Yeah – Name the agents of these holdouts please. In fact, I don’t care who the player is. Something like “Agent ________ hasn’t gotten a deal done yet for the #6 pick even though the #5 and #7 are already done”

  8. KingJoe! says: Aug 1, 2010 1:06 PM

    Seattle is a mess. Not only did they make some stupid moves for this year, they have little long-term help as well. They needed to trade off their vets over th winter and build for the future. Instead, Carroll wants to catch lightning in a bottle with a bunch of vets. After three years of this Carrol will be back in College and Seattle will rebuild for another 3 years. Glad i am not a seahawk fan, it is going to be a long 6 years.

  9. scmorg says: Aug 1, 2010 1:12 PM

    The Seahawks will sign him before too long. He is just probably taking advice from big Walt, who was often an absentee from training cmp.

  10. crabman82 says: Aug 1, 2010 1:29 PM

    scmorg who would give a rookie player advice that its a good idea to miss training camp? seems pretty retarded to me, but as a niners fan i encourage okung to hold out as long as he wants

  11. FumbleNuts says: Aug 1, 2010 1:31 PM

    # KingJoe! says: August 1, 2010 1:06 PM
    Seattle is a mess. Not only did they make some stupid moves for this year, they have little long-term help as well. They needed to trade off their vets over th winter and build for the future. Instead, Carroll wants to catch lightning in a bottle with a bunch of vets. After three years of this Carrol will be back in College and Seattle will rebuild for another 3 years. Glad i am not a seahawk fan, it is going to be a long 6 years.
    You obviously didn’t watch the NFL draft. If you think obtaining RB Leon Washington is stupid, you know nothing about Pro Football. They turned over almost half the team in the off season.

  12. BoltsFan says: Aug 1, 2010 2:39 PM

    FumbleNuts, quit screaming for owners to “open their checkbooks”. What the hell do you think they are doing when they sign drafts for MILLIONS of dollars? It sounds like you’d have them just hand over whatever a player wanted. Get a ticket for the clue bus.

  13. BoltsFan says: Aug 1, 2010 2:41 PM

    If Suh is allowed to do what that fool Crabtree tried (and failed miserably) to do last year, the Lions organization will deserve all the scorn and disgust that they would get. Tell that fat-a$$ed half-breed and his dim-witted agent what you are going to pay them. If they don’t like it, let him sit for the entire year and lose MILLIONS. It would serve the player, and his agent, absolutely right.

  14. txtumbleweed says: Aug 1, 2010 3:03 PM

    We will see if the Seahawks cave in or will they stand their ground like the Niners did. My guess they will cave to the pressure.

  15. Peepshowmopguy says: Aug 1, 2010 3:29 PM

    @tatum32
    Pete Carroll era off to a disastrous start? You are a moron.
    LenDale White and Kevin Vickerson (who likely won’t make the final roster) were acquired for next to nothing, so releasing White cost them nothing. They signed Reggie Williams for junk money and was training camp fodder. None of these players were considered to be a major cog in the Seahawks.
    What you, and you quote fail to recognize is that the Seahawks had what is easily considered to be one of the better drafts of any team this year, with at least two impact starters, a long term impact player, and several developmental prospects. They’ve also brought in two system OL who can shorten the learning curve.
    I’m not a Pete Carroll apologist, and I have my own doubts about the future of the Seahawks. But what I can’t stand is people who make arguments based on selective evidence. Not only does it make you look lazy but stupid as well.

  16. Cleg says: Aug 1, 2010 4:04 PM

    Jeez – Trent Williams, the guy with bad character supposedly, signed and is in camp. Guess Shanny and Allen knew better huh.

  17. hawksnest says: Aug 1, 2010 4:33 PM

    these have been some of the most confusing comments ive read about the hawks so far this offseason

  18. FumbleNuts says: Aug 1, 2010 5:40 PM

    BoltsFan, just a reminder that you missed the short bus today. Mom will have dinner ready for you at 5:ooPM.

  19. prd3806 says: Aug 1, 2010 8:55 PM

    Okung will be signed late this week or early next week. This has more to do with the fact that Seattle wants a 6 year deal while Okung wants 5 years.
    And KingJoel, I’m glad you’re not a hawks fan too.

  20. sukit100 says: Aug 2, 2010 1:03 AM

    Carroll and the Seahawks are the perfect group of losers and deserve each other. Dumb move letting go of Holmgren. He was the only coach to give that football team any respectability in the last thirty years.

  21. FumbleNuts says: Aug 2, 2010 9:38 PM

    Pete Carroll RULES!!

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