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Morning links: Obomanu lands with Jets

The New York Jets announced this morning that the team has signed Seattle Seahawks free agent receiver Ben Obomanu.

The move makes sense for the Jets, with general manager John Idzik’s connection with the Seahawks.

Obomanu, 29, was released by Seattle in a cost-cutting move in March. Obomanu was due to make $2.3 million in base salary in 2013, but likely would have been competing for a fifth receiver spot in Seattle.

Here’s my story on Eastern Washington University receiver Greg Herd signing with the Seahawks.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle talks about how Russell Wilson compares to Cam Newton and other NFL quarterbacks in this video link.

You ever wonder what Wilson means when he says -- the separation is in the preparation? Clare Farnsworth of asks Wilson to explain his words of wisdom here.

ESPN’s Mike Sando has a conversation with former Seahawks quarterback Warren Moon on whether or not elite NBA stars like Lebron James could make it in the NFL.

Rod Mar of offers a nice photo gallery from OTAs.

Check out the town hall meeting Pete Carroll hosted with the 12th Man on Wednesday at CenturyLink Field in the video below.

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Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post writes that the Seahawks are one of four teams this season trying to buck an interesting trend. Fortenbaugh: “From 2002 to 2011 there were 29 instances in which a team posted a record of 7-9 or worse one season and came back the following year to record ten or more wins. And in 26 of those 29 instances (89.6%), the teams in question reverted from a 10-6 or better franchise to a 9-7 or worse franchise in year three.”

Bill Barnwell of Grantland writes that success of young quarterbacks like Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson, along with their cheap contracts, has made older, more expensive quarterbacks at the end of their careers like Philip Rivers and Michael Vick look expendable.

Jack Becta of the National Football Post previews some of the emerging fitness, social and digital trends NFL players are using to get a leg up on the competition.

According to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, Andrew Luck’s leadership skills have made the biggest impression on Matt Hasselbeck.