About a month ago, when it seemed entirely plausible that the NFL lockout would stretch into the autumn months, I put together a list of Seattle Seahawks who stood to benefit from an extended work stoppage.
Now that a resolution to the league's labor disputes is reportedly right around the corner, members of the 'Hawks who appreciated and hated the extra time off are gearing up to go back to work. For some, the end of the lockout represents the uncertainty of free agency, the threat of being traded any given day or the dread of grueling practices under the hot sun. For others, it means nothing more than a return to the regular NFL offseason routine.
And then there's a third group of players, for which organized team activities and training camp are cause for celebration, something they've been looking forward to all summer. Here are five Seahawks players (and one coach) who benefit from the end of the lockout: