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Okung, Seahawks Finally Reach Contract Agreement

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By GREGG BELL
AP Sports Writer

RENTON, Wash. - A person with knowledge of the deal says sixth-overall draft choice Russell Okung has agreed to a six-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks worth more than $29 million guaranteed and a maximum value of $58 million.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team isn't releasing contract details on the last first-round pick to sign.The Seahawks did confirm the deal was done on Friday morning.

Seattle selected Okung in April's draft out of Oklahoma State to replace retired All-Pro left tackle Walter Jones. New Seahawks coach Pete Carroll named him the starter the day he drafted Okung.

Okung missed the first six days of Seattle's training camp.  

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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