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Morning links: First day of OTAs

The Seattle Seahawks are one of 29 teams to begin organized team practice activities, better known as OTAs, this week.

And as receiver Doug Baldwin notes below, the players are ready to get started.

The Seahawks will have 10 OTA sessions over a three-week period, which concludes with a mandatory minicamp from June 11 to June 13. Four OTA sessions are open to reporters – today, May 28, June 3 and June 6 -- along with the mandatory minicamp. We will have a report from today's session up on the blog later this afternoon.

ESPN’s Mike Sando writes that the Seahawks lead the league in PED bans under Pete Carroll.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated has this to say about the latest Seattle player being suspended for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs: “I think the Seahawks' six suspensions for positive tests in the last two calendar years -- only five players were sanctioned, because Richard Sherman's ban last year was thrown out due to chain-of-custody issues -- will make the 2014 free-agent period and draft very interesting for Seahawks GM John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll. They'll almost have to draft and pursue Eagle Scouts because of all the recent violations; Seattle will have to show it's serious about acquiring disciplined and mature players.”

Danny Kelly of Field Gulls provides some detailed analysis on Golden Tate’s value to Seattle’s offense in arguing for the Seahawks re-signing the Notre Dame product.

Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post notes that two Vegas sports books have revealed season win totals lines for 80 NFL games played from Week 2 to Week 17. He provides a breakdown on the best plays for the upcoming season.