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Morning links: Trufant prepares to face team he previously rooted for

Good morning.

Desmond Trufant has been the Atlanta Falcons starter at right corner since he was drafted. He's been solid. He snagged his first interception last week when Cam Newtorn tested him deep and lost.

Trufant will be facing former UW teammate Jermaine Kearse on Sunday. Kearse said the two have known each other through football since fourth grade.

I wrote about Trufant for today's paper.

Dave Boling has a notebook filled with interesting things. He followed-up with Richard Sherman about being NFL commissioner, heard from Russell Wilson on his health and talked to Lemuel Jeanpierre about taking over again at center. For all the talk about the Seahawks' backup linemen and their problems, Seattle should be thankful its had Jeanpierre as a very solid backup center option. Boling also chatted with Breno Giacomini.


> John Moffitt was on KJR yesterday. He had a very interesting discussion with Mike Holmgren during one segment, where they acted as if Moffitt came in and had to tell Holmgren he was going to leave football. Holmgren countered what Moffitt said with a story about stopping excellent Green Bay tight end Mark Chmura from quitting football.

> ESPN writes that Max Unger and Red Bryant are still out of practice.

> Inside the huddle with John Clayton talking Seahawks.

> The focus at is on the offensive line.

> Also, looks at the Tony Gonzalez vs. Kam Chancellor matchup.

> A look at the run defense over on, too.

> 710 ESPN gets to the bottom of rookie Ryan Seymour's troubling haircut. No, Seymour is not being hazed nor did he lose a bet. He chose that haircut. Unconfirmed is whether he drives an '87 Camaro to practice every day.

> Gonzalez tells the Atlanta Journal Constitution that nothing is out of bounds in the lockerroom.

> Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan says takes the blame for his recent poor play.

> Falcons wide receiver Roddy White expects to play Sunday and says he's not out to settle a score with Richard Sherman.

> The Vikings beat the Redskins on Thursday night, but Christian Ponder was hurt during the game. Minnesota now has a long break to prepare for Seattle on Nov. 17.