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Morning links: Abraham leaves Seattle with no deal

Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that free agent defensive end John Abraham is in San Francisco today to meet with the 49ers after meeting with the Seattle Seahawks on Friday.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the Saints and Titans also could be interested in Abraham’s services.

Stephen Holder of The Tampa Bay Times reports that the Bucs also are taking a close look at Abraham.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports plays match maker in free agency, and believes Abraham would be a good fit in Seattle.

NFL Network reporter Alex Flanagan gives Richard Sherman an F grade in Media 101. Flanagan: “I think you are funny and engaging. I laughed when you told skip, “In my 24 years of life, I’m better at life than you.” But I cringed when you got down on his level and called him ignorant, pompous, egotistical, cretin and then told him you were going to crush him. So wait, you are mad because a man who has made a career out of pushing athlete’s hot buttons by saying outrageous unfounded things doesn’t like you? Dude, take the high road, PLEEEEEASE! You, with a Stanford education and all Pro-status, should know better than that.”

Jim Moore of 710 ESPN Seattle also believes Sherman crossed the line. Moore: “Sherman's dad or his mom or his buddy or his mentor or his girlfriend or his dog – someone, anyone – needs to pull him aside and say: ‘Richard! Shut the hell up!’”

Jerry Brewer of The Seattle Times talks with Mariners prospect John Hicks, who played youth baseball against Russell Wilson back in Richmond Va., and played against him in college. Said Hicks: “As you can tell from football, he’s got a great arm. He was a low-90s guy who had a good slider in college. I actually remember both hits I had against him. One was a double down the line. And I singled off him. One pitch was a fastball, and the other was a slider. He had pretty good stuff.”

ESPN’s Ron Jaworski lists Matt Flynn among his top 10 quarterback options through the draft, trade or free agency. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this. Jaworski: “It's pretty obvious that Russell Wilson is the starter for Seattle, leaving Flynn as a high-priced backup. In a cap-conscious league, are you better off with him on the sideline or bringing back a few more assets? I've never been wowed by Flynn, but I see him as a capable option. His arm strength has always been somewhat questionable, and I was surprised when Seattle paid him handsomely. But in the limited sample of work we've seen from him, he has performed well. If you're going to take a chance on a QB and you know that the player you have isn't "the guy," you could do worse than to gamble on Flynn, who threw six touchdowns in his last NFL start.”

Mike Silver of Yahoo Sports has an interesting, behind-the-scenes look at the brokering going on between the NFLPA and the Roger Goodell over the implementation of HGH testing.