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Morning links: NFL to release schedule today

The NFL announced that it will release the regular-season schedule today, but do you really care? I mean it does not appear that they are making progress on the labor front, putting the 2011 season in jeopardy. Most folks expect something to get done before the season begins in September. Still, it’s hard to get excited about the season beginning when there’s a lockout and no agreement has been reached.

Seattle's home opponents include Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Washington, Philadelphia, Arizona, St. Louis and San Francisco.

The Seahawks will travel to Dallas, N.Y. Giants, Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Arizona, St. Louis and San Francisco.

Pat Kirwan of the NFL Network says after taking a second look at Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallet he now believes he could be a solid pick for a team in the first round.

Nolan Nawrocki of Pro Football Weekly says Mallet has admitted his past drug use to teams.

Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram catches up with Philadelphia quarterback Kevin Kolb, who says reiterates his wish to be traded so he can be a starter in the league.

In his latest mock draft Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com still has the Seahawks selecting Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith, while Chad Reuter of NFLDraftScout.com has Seattle picking Washington quarterback Jake Locker.

Jim Corbett of USA Today says Locker has to prove he can live up to the hype he generated as a possible No. 1 overall pick a year ago.

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports that defensive lineman Quinn Pitcock, one of the final roster cuts for Seattle last season, will continue to work to make a team this year.

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