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Morning links: Roy Lewis a shutdown corner?

Among a list of some of the top cornerbacks in the NFL, including Nnamdi Asomugha, Darrelle Revis, Asante Samuel and Tramon Williams, one surprise name was on the list – Seattle Seahawks defensive back Roy Lewis.

The University of Washington product made NFL.com’s list of cornerbacks who gave up the lowest number of completions last year. To make the list, players had to have at least 30 attempts go their way.

Lewis, who played mostly on slot receivers on third down and obvious passing situations, finished with a 43.3 opponent completion percentage, sixth overall on the list.

Revis topped the list at 33.9 percent, followed by Asomugha, Oakland’s Stanford Routt (39.4), Kansas City’s Brandon Carr (39.8) and Oakland’s Chris Johnson (40.5).

Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. breaks down the Seahawks wide receivers. Williamson still has his doubts with Mike Williams being a top receiving option, but like Ben Obomanu’s ability to high-point the football.

Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com provides details on Qwest Field being renamed CenturyLink Field, which became official during a ceremony at Seahawks Stadium on Thursday. CenturyLink picked up the five-year option with the Seahawks, extending the deal until 2019. Farnsworth also runs through his top five moments at Qwest.

Dan Arkush of Pro Football Weekly provides a list of the top 40 players in the NFC West. Leon Washington is the top-rated Seahawks at No. 11, followed by Earl Thomas (13), Russell Okung (17), David Hawthorne (21), Chris Clemons (23), Brandon Mebane (25), Mike Williams (27), Marshawn Lynch (29), Matt Hasselbeck (30), Red Bryant (32), Lofa Tatupu (37) and Raheem Brock (40).

San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis tops the list, followed by Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald and St. Louis running back Steven Jackson.

Sports Illustrated’s Joe Posnanski reviews his top 14 most dominant performances in sports history. It’s definitely worth a read.

Jon Saraceno of USA Today writes about the forgotten causalities of the NFL lockout – undrafted rookie free agents.

If you looking for a good chuckle this morning, check out Peyton and Eli Manning’s police spoof “Football Cops” in the video below.

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