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Morning links: An unselfish Washington

Dave Boling of The News Tribune checks in with kick returner Leon Washington, who showed his willingness to be a team player on Sunday by subbing in for Earl Thomas on kickoff coverage after the safety returned a blocked punt for a touchdown on the previous play.

Washington’s not even on the depth for kickoff coverage, but attends all of the special teams meetings to know what everyone else does, just in case he’s needed.


Washington didn’t want to make a big deal out of his tackling ability. He should be expected to, he said, as he was considered the No. 1 prep cornerback prospect coming out of Florida his senior season. “Devin Hester was No. 2,” he said.

“I’ve done it before,” Washington said. “I was just talking to Mike Robinson about how we all try to make this game too complicated. It’s still a lot like the backyard football you played growing up; you have to run down there and tackle somebody.”

Actually, he doesn’t really have to. He’s paid nicely to return kicks (two for touchdowns this season) and be a versatile backup ballcarrier.

Ryan Divish of The News Tribune profiles Carolina running back Jonathan Stewart and his return to Seattle.

Several hundred tickets remain available for Sunday’s game against Carolina, because the Panthers returned their tickets for the game.

ESPN’s Mike Sando takes a look at all of the former Seattle players who have moved on from last season and how they are doing.

Jackie McMullen of ESPNBoston profiles ex-Seahawk Deion Branch and his return to New England.

Click here to take a spin on ESPN’s playoff machine to check out the possible scenarios for Seattle.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times breaks down the possible playoff scenarios for the NFC West.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes that the Seahawks are more focused on playing better than the postseason right now.

Accuscore gives Seattle a 60 percent chance of defeating Carolina.

Pat Kirwan of the NFL Network breaks down the evolution of the screen game.