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Morning links: Turbin ready for takeoff

Seahawks running back Robert Turbin is ready to return to the way he performed during the second half of his rookie season, which included a 108-yard rushing performance in a 58-0 win over Arizona in December.

And Seattle offensive line/assistant head coach Tom Cable expects nothing less.

“We’re counting on it,” Cable said. “What we saw last spring was really exciting. And it took off in the fall, so if he gets going back into this now, and he can pick up from this spring, it will be really neat.”

Turbin missed some time during the team’s mandatory minicamp because of the foot injury, and said his sore foot developed over time, giving him problems when he tried to make sharp cuts while running the football.

Turbin said he dreaded watching practice from the sideline the past few weeks.

“The player always wants to play, and the trainers always want to keep you out until they feel like you’re 100 percent and ready to go,” Turbin said. “It’s a little bit of a love/hate kind of thing. I love them for taking care of me, and being patient with me. But I hate them for taking so long.”

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle writes that the Seahawks are licking their wounds, with several players injured after the San Diego game.

Clare Farnsworth of reports that middle linebacker Bobby Wagner returned with a bang in his Sunday practice report.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times provides some more background on WR Stephen Williams’ time in Arizona.

Curtis Crabtree of KJR-AM offers some highlights from Sunday’s practice.

Scott Hansen of Pro Football Focus takes a statistical look back at the Seahawks-Chargers contest. He gives defensive lineman Jaye Howard kudos for his performance.

Andy Benoit writing for The MMQB offers an in-depth preview of the Seahawks.

ESPN’s Hannah Storm interviews Russell Wilson in this video link.