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Morning links: McQuistan, five other Seahawks earn pay raises in 2013

Brian McIntyre of Yahoo Sports, an NFL salary cap guru, provides some interesting information in his blog post on players who triggered pay bumps for 2013 base salaries based on their playing time or performance in 2012.

Among them, six Seattle players received pay increases in base salaries for the coming year.

Red Bryant, DE - $6.5 million to $6.6 millionKam Chancellor, S - $630,000 to $1.323 millionBreno Giacomini, OT - $3 million to $3.5 millionPaul McQuistan, G - $2 million to $3 millionEarl Thomas, S - $1.575 million to $2.05 millionMax Unger, OC - $4 million to $4.9 million

KJR’s Ian Furness talks with Rob Rang of about Seattle’s draft needs heading into April’s draft in this audio link.

Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports, who’s voting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the first time, walks us though his debate of which players deserve to get in today.

The finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be announced at 2:30 pacific times. Here’s the list of finalists.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that former Seattle receiver Ricardo Lockette turned down a chance to sign to an active roster of another team to remain on San Francisco’s practice squad.

Ben Muth of Football Outsiders takes a closer look at Baltimore’s offensive line play, and how the Ravens will try and defend San Francisco’s read option.

Steve Specht of Xavier High in Cincinnati, Ohio – Seahawks defensive lineman Greg Scruggs’ high school football coach – won the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award.