RENTON—The Seahawks are waiting for other first-round draft choices to sign to establish a market rate for an agreement with fourth overall pick Aaron Curry.
General manager Tim Ruskell said Thursday as rookies were reporting to training camp he is "optimistic" Seattle's last unsigned pick will sign before Friday's first practice.
He says Curry's agents are pointing to the "quarterback deals" as a benchmark for what their client should receive.
The Seahawks believe the $28 million the Jets guaranteed to fifth overall pick Mark Sanchez does not apply because passers historically make more than others no matter where they are picked.
Ruskell says nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Walter Jones, who had microfracture knee surgery, and two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Patrick Kerney, who had shoulder surgery, will be limited at the start of camp.
Ruskell also says the future of two-time Pro Bowl left guard Mike Wahle is in doubt pending his pre-camp physical Friday. He had shoulder surgery in December.