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Morning links: Five things to watch for at training camp

Tim Booth of The Associated Press previews the Seattle Seahawks training camp by providing five things to watch for when camp begins on Thursday.

Booth lists the continued development of Russell Wilson, Seattle’s elite secondary, pass rush, PED issues and dealing with high expectations his Top 5 things to keep an eye on in 2013.

Booth: “They aren't just plucky upstarts with little regard on a national scale. These Seahawks begin camp knowing they are a popular choice not just to win the NFC West, but to reach the Super Bowl.

Carroll basked in the glow of such expectations when he was at USC and the Trojans were the dominant power in college football. But this is Seattle, where expectations are usually met with disappointment. And with a team that relies so much on youth, the Seahawks will have to watch from becoming overwhelmed by the attention.”

I talk with KJR’s Ian Furness and Jason Puckett about the top story lines heading into Seattle’s training camp this week in this audio link.

John McGrath of The News Tribune believes a Pro Bowl in August could generate even more interest in the game. There’s no way NFL players are giving up the annual trip to Hawaii for a weekend in Canton, Ohio.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that former Seattle defensive tackle Rocky Bernard will visit Detroit today.

Danny O’Neil, writing for The Sporting News, picks Seattle to win the NFC West.

Rivers McCown writing for ESPN Insider places the Seahawks atop his list of the teams with the best talent under 25 years old. San Francisco is No. 2. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.

Gary Horton of Scouts Inc rates Seattle the No. 3 organization in the league at developing players. San Francisco is No. 1, and Green Bay is No. 2. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.

ESPN’s Mike Sando rates tight end Zach Miller as Seattle’s most indispensable player.

Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News ponders what the impact of Percy Harvin will be on Seattle’s offense.

Mike Tanier writing for Sports on Earth places the Seahawks No. 11 on his training camp excitement rankings.

Paul Bessire of CBS Sports predicts sacks and sack rates will skyrocket in 2013 as teams continue to pass more.

David Epstein of Sports Illustrated offers an informative story on the next step in possible HGH testing in the NFL.