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Morning links: Hawks bring intensity – even when games don't count

Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that through the midpoint of exhibition play, the Seattle Seahawks have played with the same intensity and effort they put forth in the regular season, which is a testament to the system that Pete Carroll has built during his tenure in Seattle.

Boling: “Usually the best preseason intensity — if sometimes raw and unpolished — is late in these games when the third-stringers are fighting to earn roster spots.

But Saturday night, safety Kam Chancellor, a Pro Bowl player in 2011, made 11 tackles — in just the first half. And Seahawks starters contributing on special teams units included All-Pros Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman.

The combined 21 penalties made it painful to watch at times, but the popping of the pads on the field was almost as loud as the crowd of 67,635 at CenturyLink Field.”

Here’s my story on the John Moffitt trade to Cleveland. Moffitt potentially could have been a roster cut in two weeks because of young depth at his position, so the Seahawks chose to move him instead. Seattle did something similar two years ago when they traded cornerback Kelly Jennings to Cincinnati for Clinton McDonald.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle writes that offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell may have tipped off Moffitt’s departure with his comments last week.

ESPN’s Mike Sando notes that only five of Seattle’s nine draft picks from 2011 remain on the team’s roster.

Russell Wilson is on the cover of GQ.

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Check out video from the photo shoot down below.

Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com talks with some former Seattle players like Jacob Green, who like how the current team plays on the field.

Check out the birth of Beast Mode in the video below.

ESPN’s Skip Bayless says the Seahawks are overhyped in this video link.

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports has video of Houston’s Antonio Smith pulling off Miami offensive guard Richie Igcognito’s helmet and swinging it at his face. Glazer says the league is looking into the incident.

My Purse! My Choice! Check out a well-done satire of the NFL’s bag policy in the video below.

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