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Morning links: Moffitt in shape, ready to compete

My story today focuses on Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman John Moffitt. The University of Wisconsin product is competing for the starting right guard spot with second-year pro J.R. Sweezy.

Moffitt said he concentrated on improving his nutrition during the offseason, cutting down on late-night trips to fast-food restaurants, caffeinated drinks and sugary juices. The result has been a 10-pound weight loss and Moffitt being in his best shape in his life.

“I ate real good, real clean,” Moffitt said. “I knew I needed to lean up a little bit. And I feel 10 times better. I feel like I’ve come into camp in the best shape and the most prepared physically that I’ve been. And I feel like I’m playing my best football.”

Dave Boling of The News Tribune talks with Richard Sherman’s older brother Branton Sherman about his brash, younger brother growing up, along with the family’s focus on helping inner-city children.

Curtis Crabtree writing for Pro Football Talk reports that Colts edge rusher Dwight Freeney said he’s happy Russell Wilson is not in his division after twice failing to catch him for a sack in San Diego’s game against Seattle last week.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times writes about rookie linebacker John Lotulelei, who’s getting noticed because of his play.

Jim Moore of 710 ESPN Seattle also writes about Lotulelei, who has been hard to miss during the first two weeks of training camp.

More Crabtree: Seattle’s unproven tight ends need to step up.

ESPN’s Mike Sando examines Pete Carroll’s assertion that the Seahawks have had the most players claimed off of waivers after the team’s release during his tenure in Seattle. Turns out Carroll is correct.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle examines why Seattle has become an appealing destination for NFL players.

Make sure you check out the NFL’s new bag policy, which starts this Saturday at CenturyLink Field.

Ian Furness of KJR-AM talks with RB Robert Turbin about returning to the field in this audio link.

Clare Farnsworth of talks with running backs coach Sherman Smith about the competition behind Marshawn Lynch.

More Farnsworth: Check out Monday’s practice report.

Gil Brandt of takes a closer look at the top 100 seniors coming out of college this year. A good primer for next year’s draft.

Former Washington State University quarterback Jeff Tuel played well in his first NFL action for Buffalo.