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Morning links: State of the Seahawks

It’s always nice to have another set of eyes assess where the Seattle Seahawks are at in terms of the roster heading into the 2013 season.

Andy Benoit of Football Outsiders provided that new perspective, taking a closer look at Seattle’s roster with a position-by-position roster analysis. Benoit had this to say about the team’s receiver group:

“All four of Seattle’s wideouts can line up anywhere along the formation. That’s a huge asset for play-caller Darrell Bevell. Rice is this group’s most dynamic downfield threat. Harvin will be the feature of the short area and underneath/intermediate passing attack. His acceleration and change-of-direction are outstanding.

Baldwin and Tate both tend to go up and down, but both are slightly overqualified (in a good way) for their respective backup roles. It will be interesting to see how Miller plays in 2013. He looked like the epitome of an average tight end throughout last season, which is fine. In the playoffs, however, he exploded with two big catches late in the Wild Card win at Washington and over 100 yards serving as the focal point of Seattle’s zone-beater concepts against Atlanta in the Divisional Round. What should we expect in 2013?”

Here’s my story on the addition of Antoine Winfield.

ESPN’s Mike Sando offers his take on the Winfield deal.

Ian Rapoport of reports that Winfield signed a one-year deal worth $3 million, including $1 million in guaranteed money.

Brock Huard of 710 ESPN Seattle talks with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn in this audio link.

Rod Mar of provides a nice gallery of photos from Richard Sherman throwing out the first pitch at the Mariners games.

ESPN’s Ron Jaworski ranks Geno Smith as his top quarterback in this year’s draft. Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib is a surprise at No. 2, and Matt Barkley is No. 6 on this list. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.