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Morning links: Gurode to visit Hawks

ESPN’s John Clayton is reporting that Andre Gurode, recently released by the Dallas Cowboys, will visit Seattle this afternoon.

Clayton reports that Gurode has generated interest from six teams. The five-time Pro Bowler was let go by the Cowboys after declining to restructure his $5.5 million base salary for 2011.

However, with the Seahawks recent struggles up front, the 33-year-old would add some much-needed experience. A natural center, the Seahawks could plug him in the middle and move Max Unger to right guard. Or they could plug in Gurode at center and move third round pick John Moffitt to the bench.

Gurode played for Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable while he coached at Colorado, and also played some guard for the Cowboys before moving to center in 2006. Here’s some background on what happened with Gurode in Dallas.

Clare Farnsworth of tells us what worked and what did not work from Saturday’s game.

Dave Wyman of ESPN 710 Seattle explains why Tarvaris Jackson is facing so much pressure in the pocket the first three games of the preseason.

Jim Moore of ESPN 710 Seattle again wonders aloud why Jackson is the starter over Charlie Whitehurst.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated picks Seattle to finish 6-10 and finish third in the NFC West. He says St. Louis will win the division at 9-7, followed by Arizona at 7-9, Seattle at 6-10 and San Francisco at 5-11. King also predicts Falcons will take down the Chargers, 24–20, in Super Bowl XLVI.

Matt Bowen of the National Football Post breaks down the perils of running Cover 2 in the red zone.

Mike Silver of Yahoo Sports writes that players from New Orleans defense are using Marshawn Lynch’s fabled run as motivation to play better this season.