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Morning links: Desmond Trufant turning heads at Senior Bowl

Tim Twentyman at Detroit Lions Insider profiles University of Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant, the youngest brother of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant.

According to the report, “Young Tru” is turning heads by his performances during Senior Bowl practices this week, and has been the best cornerback on the North squad.

Both brothers Marcus and Isaiah Trufant (pictured above) are down at the Senior Bowl practices this week to provide support for Desmond.

"It's been a lot of help having my older brother here to help me through the process," Desmond said. "I just need to get my hands on the ball a little bit more and stay aggressive. I'm staying patient in my technique and I think I'm doing pretty good."

Rob Rang of echoes Twentyman’s report about Trufant here, saying the University of Washington defensive back's one-on-one matchup with Oregon State receiver Markus Wheaton was one of the highlights of Tuesday’s practice.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated talks with Russell Wilson, who confirms that he never asked the Seahawks to renegotiate his current rookie contract. According to the CBA his contract cannot be extended until Wilson’s third year.

Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports says that the Seahawks will have trouble finding a trade partner for Matt Flynn because teams expect Seattle to cut him. It appears the trade speculation season has already started. I still believe there will be interest in Flynn because of his talent and his contract. The Seahawks got a seventh rounder for Tarvaris Jackson from Buffalo. You have to believe Seattle can get something higher in terms of draft compensation in return for Flynn.

Bill Barnwell of Grantland labels Russell Wilson a riser, Richard Sherman as staying the same and Bruce Irvin has a huge faller in his NFL playoffs stock watch.

John McGrath of The News Tribune writes that Russell Wilson is just the guy to liven up the snooze fest that the Pro Bowl has become.

Russ Lande of the National Football Post gives us some players who performed well during the first day of Senior Bowl practice, including BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah and Rice tight end Vance McDonald.

More Lande: He provides a list of players who need to have a better day today, including Georgia defensive tackle John Jenkins and Miami of Ohio quarterback Zac Dysert.

Rob Rang of has a meaty practice report from the South squad at the Senior Bowl, highlighting the play of Georgia receiver Tavarres King.

Dane Brugler of lists UCLA defensive end Datone Jones as one of the players who stood out on Monday.

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