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Morning links: Scouting combine invitee list released

The NFL released the list of players invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, which begins in two weeks on Feb. 20.

You can check out the 333 names here. A combine-record 67 underclassmen have been invited to the event.

Here’s how it breaks down by position.

Quarterback: 16Running Back: 38Wide Receiver: 39Tight Ends: 19Offensive Line: 58Defensive Line: 54Linebackers: 35Defensive Backs: 60Kickers/Special Teams: 14

Bucky Brooks of breaks down the top five players at every offensive position. He still has West Virginia product Geno Smith rated as his No. 1 quarterback. Brooks breaks down the top five players at every defensive position here.

Dane Buglar of provides his list of top 10 combine snubs.

Mike Florio of reports the Seahawks have $21.2 million in unused cap space that they carried over from 2012.

Dan Pompei of the National Football Post talks to NFL scouts to evaluate the market for Alex Smith, Matt Flynn and Michael Vick.

Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times writes that the Seahawks should be wary of Baltimore edge rusher Paul Kruger in free agency.

Mike Silver of Yahoo Sports provides six observations from the 2012 season. Among them, Silver said that he believes that Seattle and San Francisco are the two strongest teams heading into 2013.

Mike Freeman of CBS Sports is not looking forward to next year’s Super Bowl, which will be hosted in his native New York.

Check out highlights from the Seahawks Legion of Boom from the 2012 season in the video below.