Russell Wilson and Jimmy Graham will miss the start of OTAs Tuesday to attend the funeral of Graham's personal manager.
The Seahawks will begin OTAs on Tuesday without a few of their bigger-name players in quarterback Russell Wilson, tight end Jimmy Graham, and defensive end Cliff Avril.
The news of their absences was first reported by 710 ESPN Seattle. The workouts are voluntary.
It also has been reported that Michael Bennett could miss the beginning of OTAs as well. Bennettt’s absence, though, would be in keeping with his desire for a new contract.
The rest will be absent due to personal reasons.
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Wilson and Graham will each be attending the funeral of Tammy Meyerson, a personal manager and surrogate mother of Graham’s who died Friday. Her funeral is Tuesday in Miami. Wilson is there to represent Seattle players at the funeral.
Avril’s father, meanwhile, recently passed away and has a funeral this week.
Bennett also sat out an earlier conditioning phase of the team’s offseason workout program. He is unhappy with his current four-year deal paying him $28.5 million that was signed in March 2014.