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Morning links: Valero headed to Titans

Just a quick note, don’t forget about today’s chat with Seattle Seahawks linebacker David Hawthorne at noon today.

Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Art Valero is expected to join the Tennessee Titans as an assistant line coach according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, eliminating the log jam at that position for Seattle.

This is not a surprise, as Valero was a Jeremy Bates’ hire. The two coaches worked together in Tampa Bay. Valero was placed in a tough situation in serving as the head offensive line coach when Alex Gibbs abruptly retired in September. But I thought he did a nice job of coaching his players up, even with all the injuries, and actually had the offensive line playing solid at the end of the season.

Six Seahawks coaches have now left Pet Carroll’s staff this year. Offensive line coach Pat Ruel still remains with the team. And of course, Tom Cable is in charge of the offensive line and also serving as assistant head coach.

Dave Boling of The News Tribune catches up with former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Warren Moon, who talks about his mentoring relationship with Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, what Washington quarterback Jake Locker has to do to improve, and whether or not Seattle should bring Matt Hasselbeck back.

Newton plans to fully participate in all combine workouts this week.

Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network takes a position by position look at free agency.

If you’re wondering about the popularity of the NFL, take a look at this stat: 5.2 million viewers watched four days of coverage from the NFL Scouting combine last year, which is more than a week’s worth of MLB coverage on ESPN. Pretty sick stat. Hope the owners and players understand the ramifications of their actions if there is a lockout.

Looks like LenDale White hasn’t mended fences with Pete Carroll, offering a four-letter word to his former coach in this TMZ video. And yes, it’s not love.

Clare Farnsworth of takes a look at the defensive line prospects the Seahawks might consider.

Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post takes a look at the top 10 fastest 40-yard times posted since 1999 and reviews what those players are doing now.