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Morning links: Deal within reach … We hope

Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post writes that the labor pains are ending and the baby is coming soon – with reports nationally of an expected vote on a new CBA by owners and players today.

Brandt provides a detailed road map showing how everything needs to be tied together in a nice little bow.

However, Seattle Seahawks player rep Chester Pitts throws some cold water on the process. Pitts, who attending the NFLPA meeting in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, told Tony Bruno of Fox Sports Radio that it could take up to two full weeks for the situation to get resolved.

So who should we believe? Hopefully, cooler heads prevail and with the possibility of preseason games being missed, the league gets a deal done today.

NFL agent Jack Bechta of the National Football Post details what to expect from teams during the frenzied free agency period expected next week.

These ownership meetings in Atlanta must have some significance. Seahawks owner Paul Allen has taken time out of his busy schedule to attend them today.

Could the Chicago Bears be a landing spot for Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill? Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune believes that is a possibility.

Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean says his money is still on Matt Hasselbeck winding up as the Titans quarterback during free agency, with Donovan McNabb the team’s fall-back option.

Bucky Brooks of the NFL Network joins the chorus of national writers believing Hasselbeck is moving on, saying his best fit is in Tennessee.

ESPN’s Mike Sando takes a closer look at the four teams in the running for Philadelphia quarterback Kevin Kolb – Arizona, Tennessee, Miami and Seattle.

Clare Farnsworth of takes a look back at the 2009 season – Jim Mora’s first and only season as Seattle’s head coach.