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Morning links: O-line stability a key

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck returned to practice today after missing lat week with lingering concussion symptoms. But now the veteran quarterback is back, can the Seahawks protect him. Hasselbeck already has been sacked 22 times, tied for second most in the league.

Seahawks offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates says his team has to get back to the point where they are running out the same starting five each week.

“We need to find five and stay with it because of communication and just the relationship that you form with the guy next to you and in the wars that you battle,” Bates said. “We need to find five guys and guys have to get healthy. We just have to keep growing and getting better.”

TNT’s Dave Boling, Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times join KJR’s Mitch Levy and Hugh Millen on the Seahawks roundtable in this audio link.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes the Seahawks are seeing a frustrated Larry Fitzgerald.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic predicts a 24-17 win for the Cardinals.

Darren Urban of writes about LaRod Stephens-Howling, who has emerged into one of the best returners in the game.

Steve Wyche of the NFL Network runs down the squad leaders for the NFC West, and they include Matt Hasselbeck and Lawyer Milloy for the Seahawks.

Former NFL scout Greg Gabriel runs down his all-rookie team at the midpoint, and it includes Earl Thomas an Russell Okung.

According to Brian Burke of Advanced NFL Stats the Seahawks have a 43 percent win chance against the Cardinals.