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Rashad Jennings

Seahawks' Okung means business on and off the field

RENTON, Wash. On the field, Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung protects the blind side for the team's quarterbacks. Off of it, he is now attempting to open up the eyes of his fellow players with the Seahawks, and around the league, that the accepted way of doing business may not have to be the only way. Okung, Seattle's first-round pick in 2010, can be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. And when he hits the open market, Okung plans to represent himself in negotiations with the Seahawks or any other team. Okung revealed the plan in a recent first-person article written for The Players' Tribune titled "Betting on Myself," in which he...