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Morning links: Seahawks to work out QB Matt Scott

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First reported by Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net, University of Arizona quarterback Matt Scott reportedly will workout for Seahawks quarterback coach Carl Smith at his high school in Corona, Calif., on Friday, according to this report by John Kryk, a contributor to the Toronto Sun.

According to the report, Scott also has official visits scheduled with Buffalo and Cleveland.

With Matt Flynn gone, the Seahawks are looking to add depth to the quarterback room. Josh Portis is reportedly set to re-join the team, but drafting Scott in the middle rounds this year would give Seattle another quarterback with a similar skill set to Wilson.

Scott completed 60.3 percent of his passes his senior season, throwing for 3,620 yards, 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He also ran for 506 yards and six scores.

At 6-2 and 215 pounds, Scott also has the measurables Seattle is looking for in a quarterback. Scott posted a 4.69-second, 40-yard time, and has one of the strongest arms among this year’s quarterback draft class.

Check out Scott against USC in the video below.

Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News reports that former Seahawk defensive tackle Alan Branch signed a one-year, $3 million deal to join the Bills.

Check out Matt Flynn’s introductory press conference with the Oakland-area media here.

Dominic Holden of Seattle alternative newspaper The Stranger called out the Seahawks asking for a response to defensive end Chris Clemons’ remarks on Twitter about the possibility of a gay NFL player coming out of the closet. Clemons said it would be “a selfish act” for a NFL player to admit that he was gay.

A day later, the Seahawks offered this response to Holden’s request.

“The Seahawks organization is guided by overall principles of acceptance and understanding that help us create a culture of respect, equality and inclusiveness both on and off the field.

“It is our goal to use these core principles and our commitment to passion, character and excellence to empower change within our community. We, as an organization and as individuals, represent and respect a wide range of human differences, personal experiences and cultural backgrounds.”

The Seahawks signed restricted free agent defensive tackle Clinton McDonald.

Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times–Union writes that new Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley made a good impression in his first meeting with players to begin the team’s offseason program.

Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post has this feature on Eastern Washington University receiver Brandon Kaufman, who’s hales from Colorado.

Linebacker Brian Banks gets another opportunity to pursue his dream of making the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons.

I wholeheartedly agree with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk’s assessment of some draftnik's scouting reports, which was spurred by Nolan Nawrocki of Pro Football Weekly’s blistering summary of West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.

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