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Morning links: Hawks re-sign CB Kennard Cox

The Seattle Seahawks continue to add depth to the 2011 roster, announcing they have re-signed cornerback Kennard Cox to a one-year deal. Cox would have been an exclusive rights free agent, and according to Brian McIntyre, will make a base salary of $550,000.

Cox is a reserve cornerback who was a key player on special teams for Seattle, including a punt block against Kansas City that Earl Thomas returned for a touchdown.

At 6-foot, 191 pounds, Cox has the size Seattle likes at corner on the outside. He Cox played in 11 games and finished with seven tackles and two pass break ups.

I talked with KJR’s Mitch Levy about Seattle’s draft needs and Jake Locker’s combine performance in this audio link.

Doug Farrar of says Clemson defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins could be on Seattle’s radar.

ESPN’s Mike Sando discusses the possibility of Minnesota free agent wide receiver Sidney Rice coming to the NFC West.

Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post delves into Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith’s off-the-field issues that are raising concerns for NFL teams, including a positive drug test in 2007 and has had two arrests for possession of alcohol as a minor.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post talks about the proliferation of spread offenses and how that’s making it hard for NFL teams to transition them into pro-style offense.

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the Packers are not interested in moving reserve quarterback Matt Flynn.

Len Pasquarelli of The Sports Xchange says that Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallet rebounded nicely during his combine workout after stumbling during his interview with the media this week.

Former Seahawks head coach Jim Mora says Washington quarterback Jake Locker will go in the top 10 to Washington with the 10th pick in this video.