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Morning links: More love for Leon

Albert Breer of the NFL Network talks to Seattle Seahawks return man Leon Washington about his first season in Seattle. Washington says even though he has not played a significant role offensively for the Seahawks, he likes playing for Carroll, has grown to love the city and would like to return next season.

Washington is one of 30 players for Seattle whose contract is up at the end of this season. Washington is making $1.759 million.

“Honestly, I think I’m a better player now,” Washington said. “When I sit back and evaluate myself as a complete player, I’m smarter on the field. I can diagnose the things we’re doing on a kickoff return and, almost like a coach, pass them on to the other players on the field. I think (the time off) has actually made me better.”

Receiver Mike Williams is hoping the offense will be introduced on Sunday.

Doug Farrar of takes a look at Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez and how the Falcons will used the veteran tight end against the Seahawks.

The NFL Network breaks down the Seahawks-Falcons matchup in NFL playbook in this video link.

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution offers three things to watch for Sunday’s game.

ESPN 710 Seattle’s Mike Salk and Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times debate the meaning behind Seahawks offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates’ comments about his fourth down calls in this audio link. It’s pretty entertaining.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes that close games have been a rare occurrence for the Seahawks this season.

Clare Farnsworth of writes that two Boston College quarterbacks will square off on Sunday in Seattle’s Matt Hasselbeck and Atlanta’s Matt Ryan.

Brian Burke of Advanced NFL Stats gives Seattle a 46 percent win probability on Sunday.