The NFL’s new-ish collective bargaining agreement, which went into effect for the 2012 season, bars teams from holding official workouts until April 15 this year — a month later than usual. But Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, never one to laze around, is organizing informal practice sessions with his receivers in Southern California beforehand, according to

Wilson, 24, wants to get his team as prepared as possible for the upcoming NFL season. Expectations are soaring for the Seahawks, which were ranked by ESPN this offseason as the league’s No. 1 team.

So he’s taking matters into his own hands — which is not surprising, considering the determined and committed work ethic Wilson has shown in his short time in Seattle since the Seahawks drafted him in the third round last April. Wilson prepares so tirelessly and frequently, his teammates have started calling the team’s film room his “office,” reports Clare Farnsworth of

“He’s taking us all to L.A.,” Seattle tight end Sean McGrath told Farnsworth. “So it’s going to be a great opportunity for us to get to know each other better and kind of be on the same page as far as just a feel.”