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Morning links: New faces highlight Hawks roster

Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that even though Pete Carroll said it would be tough to make it on his final roster, 17 new faces managed to break onto the team this year.

Boling: “That’s a turnover of roughly one-third of the roster. There are eight rookies with the club, three who weren’t drafted, and two others who were taken in the sixth and seventh rounds.

One of the rookies, Benson Mayowa of Idaho, made the team after being initially noticed at a regional scouting combine (i.e., cattle call). Tight end Luke Willson had just nine catches his senior season at Rice, but had eight in four exhibition games to lead the Seahawks.

Here’s my story on Chris Clemons taking the field for the first time on Wednesday.

Clare Farnsworth of highlights one of the surprises on the final roster, second-year fullback Derrick Coleman.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle delves into Carroll’s tough roster moves.

ESPN’s Terry Blunt writes that Carroll is pleased with the roster upgrade.

ESPN’s Mike Sando takes a closer look at where the draft picks for every NFC West team wound up.

Mike Silver of believes the Seahawks are the best team in the NFL.

Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports believes the Seahawks are the No.3 team in football.

Matt Maiocco of has the details on Chris Harper signing with the 49ers. Maiocco says San Francisco views Harper in a Delanie Walker mold.

Vic Tafur of The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Terrelle Pryor will get the nod over Matt Flynn as the starting quarterback for Oakland.

Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer writes that the Panthers could have a left guard by committee against the Seahawks on Sunday.

Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that former Jacksonville defensive tackle Kyle Love is expected to workout for Seattle today.