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Morning links: Holmgren's one of us now

Dave Boling of The News Tribune profiles former Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren’s transition from football guy to guy who talks about football.

Holmgren makes an appearance on the radio five times a week with KJR-AM. Now that his coaching days are over, as a member of the media Holmgren can still stay close to the game he loves.

Boling: “Seattle media could see this coming, having viewed Holmgren as the master of the press conference soliloquy, sometimes lapsing into Garrison Keillor mode to weave entertaining stories that might have very little to do with the question that was asked.

“Often, he would pass along some bit of critical commentary from his youngest daughter Gretchen, who served as his comical conscience, and suddenly he seemed like a genial uncle or friendly neighbor, and the media members tended to forget that they had been ready to criticize him for calling that draw play on third-and-long again.

His appearance on the air waves couldn’t come at a better time, as Holmgren agrees that Seahawks mania may now be at levels even higher than when he led them to four straight division titles and a Super Bowl XL appearance.”

Here’s my story on Cliff Avril’s injury status and injury bug biting the defensive line.

Pro Football Focus previews the Seahawks.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle tells us what we learned from the Seahawks preseason win over Green Bay.

Clare Farnsworth of focuses on Seattle’s penalty issues in his Monday practice report.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times attempts to project the Seahawks final, 53-man roster. I will keep with tradition and project a final roster after the last preseason game on Thursday.

Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated places the Seahawks atop the list of the league’s best defenses.

Listen to Russell Wilson on the Dan Patrick show in the video below.

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York believes the Jets made a mistake in releasing Braylon Edwards.

Former Seahawks first round pick defensive end Lawrence Jackson was released by Minnesota.

Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post takes a look at the betting lines for each game in Week 1, offering some analysis on each game. The Seahawks are 3-point favorites on the road against Carolina.

Joel Corry of CBS Sports gives us an inside look at how teams will make decision on cutting down to 75 and ultimately the final, 53-man roster. Teams have to cut down to 75 players by 1 p.m. Pacific time today. This is a good read if you have salary cap questions, and how that plays a role into final roster cuts.

ESPN’s Mike Sando has snap counts for all starting quarterbacks during preseason play.