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Morning links: Jackson's journey

I’m headed to San Diego this morning and will have a report from there once I arrive this afternoon. We’ll also have a live chat during the game, so check back in once we get closer to game time.

Dave Boling of The News Tribune offers a meaty profile on Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson as he faces his first start with the team today.

Boling talks to Jackson’s high school coach in Alabama, former NFL player Reggie Barlow, who said he knew back then Jackson had the talent to play football at the highest level.

And receiver Sidney Rice also spoke highly of good friend Jackson, saying he handled the Brett Favre situation gracefully in Minnesota.

“I’ve been friend with him for fur years, and during that time, he’s shown me his real character,” Rice said. “He’s such a great guy. He showed me a lot. He sat back, embraced the opportunity to learn from one of the greatest quarterbacks ever. He didn’t complain about it. He came out every day and did what he was supposed to do.”

Here’s my preview of today’s game at San Diego, including some position battles to watch.

Christian Caple of offers five things to watch for in today’s Hawks-Chargers contest.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times checks in from Nashville on the budding relationship between Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker.

Clare Farnsworth of takes a closer look at rookie offensive linemen John Moffitt.

Kevin Acee from the San Diego Union-Tribune offers this preview of the game from the Chargers’ point of view.

NFL Agent Jack Becta, writing for the National Football Post, wonders if vets are pricing themselves out of the league during the tight window of free agency under the new CBA.

Former Seahawks and UW product running back Louis Rankin is back with the Raiders.