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Morning links: Debating Hasselbeck

Dave Boling of The News Tribune takes a closer look at the status of Seattle Seahawks free agent quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, weighing in on the merits of his staying with the team or leaving Seattle.

Teams can begin negotiating with unrestricted free agents this morning at 7 a.m. Pacific tie, and Hasselbeck’s status has been a popular subject both here on the blog and on the radio airwaves, with opinions nearly split down the middle on whether he should stay or go.

Boling: “So let’s seek clarity in this muddy debate.

“Hasselbeck will be 36 on Sept. 25 and has missed 13 games because of injuries the past three seasons while being an erratic contributor on bad teams.

“But after he went through an abysmal four-game stretch late last season with 12 turnovers, he rebounded with two marvelous playoff games (seven touchdowns and one interception).

“So, he’s been inspiring and infuriating.”

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times reports that the Seahawks will part ways with offensive tackle Stacy Andrews. This was expected. Seattle drafted James Carpenter in the first round to play right tackle, and Andrews was scheduled to make more than $5 million in base salary this season.

From Brady Anderson of ESPN 710 Seattle, ESPN’s John Clayton reports that Tarvaris Jackson could be offered a deal today.

Clare Farnsworth of takes a look back at the franchise’s 2002 season.

Ben Malcolmson of offers these interesting photos of Seahawks’ coaches and staff getting back to work.

Brad Biggs of the National Football Post writes there was confusion around the league as to win team could begin signing undrafted rookie free agents, which led to some teams getting a slow start on the process.

KJR 950 AM has some good audio interviews with players you should check out, including Charlie Whitehurst, Mike Williams and rookie John Moffitt.