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Morning links: Russell Wilson on the cover of SI

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Due to hit newsstands today, check out Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson making yet another cover of a magazine, this time Sports Illustrated.

Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated writes a piece comparing Wilson to the player he looked up to as a teenager, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.

“He’s more talented than I am,” Brees tells SI. “He’s more athletic. He grasped the NFL game at a faster pace than I did. He has not only great leadership qualities, great charisma, but also the It factor that you look for in a young quarterback. I couldn’t be more impressed. You watch the road he traveled, and you’re happy for him and root for him.”

We’ll get to watch the two quarterback in action on the same field when New Orleans travels to Seattle to take on the Seahawks on Dec. 2.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated picks the Patriots to defeat the Seahawks in the Super Bowl in this video link.

My advance of today’s final preseason game between Seattle and Oakland focuses on players on the fringe of the roster like defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, who need to play well in order to earn a roster spot this evening.

Here’s my story detailing Seattle player injuries heading into tonight’s game.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle tells us what to make of Russell Wilson’s performance so far this preseason.

Clare Farnsworth of Seahwks.com writes for some Seattle players tonight is their last opportunity to earn a roster spot.

ESPN’s Terry Blount predicts the Seahawks to finish 12-4 this season.

Ryan O’Halloran of The Florida Times-Union writes that Jaguars have signed another former Seattle player, cornerback Will Blackmon.

Aaron Curry, the No. 4 overall pick of the 2009 draft for the Seattle Seahawks, announced his retirement via Twitter yesterday.

Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports places the Seahawks No. 3 in his power rankings.

Adam Rink of NFL.com believes the Seahawks will take a step back this season. Rink: “On the flip side, the Seattle Seahawks will take a step back. I saw this from Pete Carroll way too many times at USC; the Trojans played their best when expectations were low, but once they became a title contender, losses to Oregon State and Stanford always derailed them. Good news for Pete: Mike Riley is still at Oregon State. Bad news for Pete:Jim Harbaugh is still in San Francisco.”

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