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Morning links: Locker faces up-hill battle

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Chad Reuter, senior draft analyst for NFLDraftScout.com, chimes in on Washington quarterback and his plays this week down at the Senior Bowl practices.

Most of the scouts are heading home after Wednesday’s practices. A few coaches and scouts will stick around for the game on Saturday, but most already got their work done during practices earlier this week.

Locker’s evaluation has been mixed this week. Most scouts like his leadership, live arm and athletic ability, but still have real questions about his accuracy and whether he’s a first-round talent.

“Locker physically, there’s no doubt,” Russ Lande, a former NFL scout who now heads the GM Jr. NFL Draft scouting service, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“But accuracy-wise, he’s terrible. I don’t think he’s a first-round quarterback in any way, shape or form.”

Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com says Locker struggled again on Wednesday after a solid Tuesday practice.

Dave Boling of The News Tribune says the league is sending conflicting messages to players by placing more emphasis on player safety, yet lobbying for an 18-game season, which has become a major sticking point in the ongoing CBA negotiations.

Seahawks owner Paul Allen joins KJR’s Elise Woodward after winning the Sports Citizen of the Year award handed out by the Seattle Sports Commission in this audio link.

Dave Boling joins Woodward to talk about the Senior Bowl and the Seahawks in this audio link.

Looks like the Seahawks have signed two more players to futures contracts, bringing back safety James Brindley and adding Florida State tight end Caz Piurowski, who sat out all of last year nursing an ACL injury.

Charles Davis and Mike Mayock of the NFL Network discuss standouts from Day 3 of the Senior Bowl in this video link.

Tony Pauline of Sports Illustrated says Nebraska running back Roy Helu Jr. shined in Wednesday’s practices.

Doug Farrar of Sportspressnw.com says Florida State QB Christian Ponder could be a good fit in a West Coast offense like Seattle.

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