by: Michael Steffes
Its D-Day. Kind of. The Seahawks top two picks, Lawrence Jackson and John Carlson need to sign (or agree to terms) today if they want to line up at tomorrow mornings first practice.
One of them, Carlson, expects the deal to be done on time. Here is an article from the West Central Tribune. Here is what Johnny says...
“We’re close to working out a deal,” said Carlson by telephone. “That’s all I’ll say about that. I think we’ll get it done soon.”Also, as far as whether he expects to be the starting tight end, well he has the right attitude...
“I really don’t know what my role will be,” said Carlson, referring to reports that he team is counting on him to establish himself as the No. 1 tight end. “I’m just going to work hard, do what I’m asked and keep on learning. And then whatever happens, happens.”It is starting to look like the holdup on first rounders signing is starting to subside as well. Several deals have gotten done this morning including Gosder Cherilus, Jerrod Mayo and Brandon Albert. Hopefully Jackson, whose slot is pretty close to set, will follow suit this afternoon.
If you want to track first rounders signing, here a good page from NFL.COM.
UPDATE... John Clayton is reporting Kentwan Balmer has signed with SF. This bodes very well for Jackson signing soon. Jackson was picked right before Balmer~END~