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Morning Links: The practice squad goes round and round

Good morning.

Bryan Walters was cut Saturday while at the team hotel in Atlanta. He had two options: he could watch the game from the stands or the Seahawks would fly him home.

He flew back. He had to wait to find out if he cleared waivers or would be playing in any one of 31 other cities when the week began. He was back in the Seahawks lockerroom Wednesday and out to practice after not being claimed and being re-signed to the practice squad.

This is the life of the fringe players in the NFL, who are cut, re-signed, cut and re-signed. The lucky ones get to stay in what is essentially a rotation with the same team. It should also be noted that if you practice once in a week, you get paid for the full week.

I wrote about these guys for today's paper.

Our Dave Boling wrote about the return of the Seahawks' two starting tackles, Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini. Giacomini said Wednesday that things were easier during rehab since he had his pal Okung around to do work with. Of course, Giacomini wishes Okung was never hurt in the first place.


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> Sports Illustrated writes that Carolina head coach Ron Rivera has come into his own.