Yesterday, the Seattle Seahawks came to terms with second-round draft pick Max Unger, ensuring the rookie will report to camp on time. The four-year deal reportedly guarantees $1.95 million and guarantees well over $3 million.
This leaves Aaron Curry as the only rookie yet to sign a contract, but Tim Ruskell is apparently optimistic that the linebacker will report to training camp soon.
Ruskell said the team has been talking non-stop with Curry’s representatives the past two days and still hopes to have him in camp on time.
Unger, who got quite a few reps at left guard during offseason minicamps, could be given the opportunity to start sooner rather than later. Apparently, Mike Wahle’s status is uncertain and his recovery from shoulder surgery has been more problematic than expected.
I figured that Unger’s time spent at left guard could have been an indication of Wahle’s health (or lack thereof), but I wasn’t certain. It had been reported that Wahle’s shoulder injury was a bone-on-bone situation, and could have been more serious than anticipated.
Unfortunately for Wahle, it appears as if his body seems to be deteriorating on him. It will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow, when Wahle is scheduled for a physical. Could Wahle be staring at an early retirement scenario?
OTHER PERSONNEL CHANGES:
The Seahawks were also busy with other changes yesterday, waiving Brandon Miller and signing Derek Walker. Miller, a defensive end obtained last November, was waived with the designation of a non-football injury. He had undergone wrist surgery during the offseason.
Derek Walker is an undrafted free agent defensive end from Illinois. He was originally signed by the Washington Redskins, but was released on July 23.
Walker possesses good strength and size, standing 6’3” and weighing 270 pounds. He isn’t a great athlete, but he has good initial quickness and power. His size and strength are NFL-worthy, but Walker enters a crowded defensive line and will most likely struggle to find a roster spot in Seattle.
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