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Morning Links: Tate talking the talk

Good morning.

I hope everyone had a good Christmas. We're back to it today. Conversations with Jeff Fisher, Robert Quinn, Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman are coming up.

As we touched on the other day here in the blog, Golden Tate plans to avoid penalties but not shut down all the talk between him and the St. Louis Rams.

The Pro Bowl fan vote ends today. The Pro Bowl roster will be announced at 3 p.m. Friday on the NFL Network. Our Dave Boling takes a look at some Seahawks who are deserving but are unlikely to be named to the squad.

> Jon Kitna says he will donate his game check from the week of work with the Dallas Cowboys to Lincoln High School. It should be around $53,000.

> ESPN writes about the Seahawks being strong at home against the Rams.

> This is from a few days ago, but still interesting. Monday Morning Quarterback's Greg Bedard breaks down Carson Palmer's game-winning touchdown pass.

> A non-highlight from James Carpenter is highlighted by's Audibles blog.

> The Rams' run defense is clamping down.

> Also of note from yesterday, Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) and DE Chris Long (thigh) were listed as did not participate in what would have been Wednesday's practice.