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Morning links: Green jerseys voted down, but not by much

The results of our informal and totally unscientific poll, counted through the comments section of last night’s report from practice on whether or not you’d like to see the Seattle Seahawks wear the alternative, green jerseys, are totaled.

And, not so surprisingly, the green jerseys were voted down.

But not by much, as folks in the comment section voted 17-10 against the jerseys, with more people than I thought actually saying they would like to see the lime green jerseys at Qwest Field on Sunday.

Must be that Sounders fever bubbling over to the Seahawks fan base.

Seattle Seahawks

Our own Dave Boling catches up with center Chris Spencer, who said a lot of hard work during the offseason almost went for not when he went down with an ankle injury on Friday. Spencer was back at practice on Wednesday and might play in Saturday’s game.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald confirms that wide receiver Deion Branch is OK and ready to play on Saturday.

Clare Farnsworth at breaks down the skills necessary for each receiver position in this report.

A preseason game review of Seattle’s game against San Diego? That’s what you’ve got right here.

Mike Florio of takes another shot at T.J. Houshmandzadeh in his 10-pack on old guys in new uniforms with big expectations.

Here's an excerpt.

The former Bengal has been aiming high and talking big regarding his potential impact in Seattle.Some believe the career No. 2 receiver won't be the same without Chad Ochocinco to draw double coverage.

So it remains to be seen whether Houshmandzadeh will emerge as a threat for the Seahawks, or whether he'll be the next Alvin Harper and/or Peerless Price.

For now, I'll assume it's the latter.

Kevin Calabro of ESPN 710 Seattle talks with Nate Burleson in this audio link.

Calabro talks with Patrick Kerney in this audio link.

KJR’s Elise Woodward talks with Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley about this year’s defense in this audio link.

San Francisco

John Crumpacker of the San Francisco Chronicle reports the 49ers call their version of the Wildcat the Taser.

Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that Michael Crabtree will miss the team’s first preseason game of the year, as the stalemate between the player and the team threatens to drag on for weeks.Arizona Cardinals

Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic writes that the Cardinals Super Bowl rematch with Pittsburgh is not about revenge.

Running back Tim Hightower helping to create balance in Arizona’s offense is key, Arizona Republic columnist Dan Bickley says.

Dan Urban of says Hightower wants to leave an imprint on his position.St. Louis Cardinals

ESPN’s Mike Sando offers a preview of the Rams in his Camp Confidential.

Stephen Jackson is anxious to see how the new Rams perform in the team’s exhibition opener against the N.Y. Jets on Friday, according to Bill Coats of the Post-Dispatch.