RENTON, Wash. -- The Marshawn Lynch watch and his possible holdout is the No. 1 concern as training camp starts Friday for the Seattle Seahawks, but there are four other guys who may or may not practice on Day 1.
We'll see how many of them are participating full speed. The coaches have said they expect Okung, Smith and Chancellor to be ready to go, but all three are key players for the team, so they may take it slow at first.
There's no reason to push it now. The important thing is to be ready for the start of the regular season, which still is six weeks away.
Irvin is the player who could take a little longer to get back to 100 percent because his surgery was June 2, much later than the other three players. However, Irvin has been tweeting that his rehab is going great and he feels good.
So after everyone checks to see if Beast Mode makes it to training camp Friday, they also will want to see if four veteran players are fully recovered and ready to play.