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Morning links: QB Robinson claimed by Lions

Looks like the Seahawks lost out on their bid to try and sneak quarterback Zac Robinson back onto the practice squad, and the Detroit Lions once again grabbed another player from Seattle in their quest to become Seahawks East.

The Lions claimed Robinson off waivers last night. Detroit is running out of healthy quarterbacks with Matthew Stafford likely out for the season with a shoulder injury and Shaun Hill still trying to return from a forearm injury. Drew Stanton is slated to start for the Lions this week, so they needed some depth there.

The Seahawks had wanted to add Robinson back to the practice squad after placing him to the active roster for Saturday’s game as an emergency backup. Instead, they likely will be looking to add a third quarterback to the practice squad this week.

Here’s my midterm report on the Seahawks. If you haven’t seen it already, the grades are about what you would expect for a 4-4 team.

Carl Bialik of the Wall Street Journal provides a statistical breakdown to back up his claim that the NFC West isn’t just the worst division in the NFL, it’s the worst division in all of sports.

Clare Farnsworth of says it would be wise for the Seahawks to rely on the leadership of Lawyer Milloy, who turns 37 this week, during the second half of this season.

Rod Mar of offers these photos from Sunday’s game against the Giants.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald offers his thoughts on the Hawks at the midway point here.

This look at the top 15 backup quarterbacks of all time by Sports Illustrated is a trip down memory lane.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated notes that 12 teams can claim first-place status in the league at the midpoint of the season.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic compares the NFC West to a YMCA youth league, wondering when they will hand out the Capri Sun and Rice Krispies squares.