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Morning Links: Looking forward to draft

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 2, 2008 at 7:02 am with No Comments »
December 2, 2008 7:02 am

Some links to start your morning.

Seattle Seahawks

Two more Seattle players, center Chris Spencer and guard Mike Wahle, are likely headed for the injured reserve, Frank Hughes reports. Seattle head coach Mike Holmgren said the team will bring in a group of free agents to select from to back up Steve Vallos at center.

The Seahawks will continue to play to win, and already are playing several of their young players, reports Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald. Running back T.J. Duckett may see more time so he can be evaluated.

More Johnson: He talks to draft guru Rob Rang about the prospects who could be available for the Seahawks in next year’s draft.

Ex-Seahawks receiver Keary Colbert has been picked up by Detroit.

The transcript of New England head coach Bill Belichick’s Monday press conference, with Seattle facing the Patriots on Sunday.

San Francisco 49ers

Tim FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that many of the 49ers’ players support Mike Singletary taking the head coaching job full time.

More FitzGerald: Some news and notes from Monday’s press conference with Singletary.

Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat provides some grades for San Francisco’s surprising 10-3 win at Buffalo.

More Maiocco: Singletary hired retired official Ron Blum to sit in the team’s booth during games and help out with rules interpretations. I don’t know if Seattle has a similar setup, but I’ll ask.

The transcript of Singletary’s Monday press conference, provided by Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News.

Arizona Cardinals

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic says the Cardinals need to play with more confidence after back-to-back losses to NFC East foes in the New York Giants at home and Philly on the road.

More Somers: The Cardinals release inconsistent punter Dirk Johnson and pick up Ben Graham to replace him.

With the Cardinals ground game struggling the past month you might think head coach Ken Whisenhunt might want to return Edgerrin Games to the starting lineup. Well, you’d be wrong.

The Cardinals look to finish the season with a flourish, reports Darren Urban of

St. Louis Rams

In 12 games this season the St. Louis Rams have been in the red zone only 19 times this season, reports Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post Dispatch.

According to Thomas the league average, excluding the Rams, is 38.7 red zone trips. At the upper end of the spectrum, the New York Giants have been in the red zone a league-high 59 times; Arizona, 55 times; the New York Jets, 53.

Running back Stephen Jackson says he’s OK after playing on Sunday against Miami for the first time in a month. Jackson had been out with a right thigh injury.

Receiver Dane Looker battles through injuries this season.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz says Marc Bulger is not the answer for the Rams at quarterback.

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