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Morning links: Kolb no sure thing

Len Pasquarelli of the Sports Xchange wonders if the Seattle Seahawks could be making another mistake in going after Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb.

With reports out there linking Seattle as one of the teams willing to give up a first-round pick for Kolb’s services, and the Seahawks already trading a third round pick in this year’s draft, along with swapping a second round picks in the 2009 draft with San Diego for Charlie Whitehurst, Pasquarelli believes Seattle could be headed down the same path with Kolb.

Pasquarelli: “Given his youth and promise, Kolb might well be worth a first-round choice when the lockout ends and the trade moratorium is lifted. But projecting a quarterback with such a limited body of work is tricky business. And if history is an indication, the Seahawks, of any other team interested, probably can't be sure the price is right.”

Chris Sprow of provides a nice breakdown of Kevin Kolb’s value. The verdict is that Kolb is not a slam dunk when it comes to projecting his future production. (You must be an ESPN Insider to view the article)

Clare Farnsworth of writes that former Seahawks receiver Steve Largent is unchallenged in his spot on the franchise’s 35th anniversary team. The Hall of Famer played all 14 years in Seattle and finished as the league’s receptions leader.

Steve Wyche and Elliott Harrison debate who was the best linemen in the 2000s – Jonathan Ogden or Walter Jones?

Albert Breer of the NFL Network says league labor negotiations will move back to New York this week, with a deadline for a new CBA needed by the end of the week in order for preseason games not being cancelled.

John Carlson is nowhere to be found on Pat Kirwan’s list of the NFL’s top 25 tight ends. I know Carlson struggled with some consistency issues last season in terms of catching the ball, but he deserves to be on this list.

If you’re looking for some inspiration this morning, check out former NFL head coach Herm Edwards addressing rookie players during the NFLPA rookie symposium last week in this video. Good stuff.

Also, check out this lockout spoof, Field of Dreams style.