12th Man Rising Weekend Links


Training camp is well underway, and both Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com and Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times are doing a great job with daily updates and breaking news. If you’re unable to attend any of the open sessions, these two have you covered.

Aaron Curry just signed with Seattle, and Brock Huard of 710 ESPN Seattle is having trouble justifying Curry’s contract that guarantees $34 million. Aaron Curry received the largest guaranteed dollar amount ever given to a rookie non-quarterback in the history of the NFL.

From Huard:

"Lofa Tatupu (3 Consecutive Pro Bowls, SB Visit) 6 Years, $18 MM GuaranteedLeroy Hill (4 year starter, franchise tag, SB visit) 6 Years, $15.5 MM GuaranteedTotal $33,500,000 GuaranteedWalter Jones (Hall Of Famer, 9 Pro Bowls) 7 Years, $20 MM GuaranteedMatt Hasselbeck (3 Pro Bowls, SB Visit) 6 Years, $16 MM GuaranteedTotal $36,000,000 GuaranteedAaron Curry (_________) 6 Years, $34 MM GuaranteedTotal $34,000,000 Guaranteed"

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com considers the Seattle Seahawks as a likely contender in the NFC this season. In an article written for the Sporting News, Florio ranks the Seahawks as fourth most likely to contend in the “wide-open” NFC.

Adam McFadden of the Renton Reporter expects John Carlson to post numbers in 2009 similar to last season, and briefly examines Greg Knapp’s recent history with tight ends.

Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard looks back at the top five Seahawks that never made it to a Pro Bowl.