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Morning links: Williams looking for larger role

My story today focuses on wide receiver Mike Williams. He’s the team’s second leading receiver with 11 catches for 138 yards and no scores. Williams says he knows he can play better, and expects more consistent performance moving forward.

And with veterans T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Deion Branch gone, the Seahawks need for Williams to take on a more significant role in Seattle’s offense.

Williams:

“I spent enough of my brief career being a bare-minimum dude or just barely getting by. I think we’re on the same page as far as the excitement of how I can max this thing out. And I’m trying to build for my future, so every rep and every play is an audition for me.

“It ain’t going to all come at once – 90 catches or 100 catches or whatever. It’s a process. So I’m just going to grind.”

Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes the Seahawks will leave a day early on Friday for Chicago, trying something new as they face another 10 a.m. game.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes the offensive line is making progress.

Seahawks GM John Schneider tells ESPN Seattle’s Kevin Calabro and Jim Moore that he might not be done making moves before Tuesday’s trade deadline in this audio link.

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune writes that Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been cleared to play on Sunday against Seattle.

Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe reports that receiver Deion Branch says he did not return to New England to replace Randy Moss.

If you haven’t read this story by George Dohrmann of Sports Illustrated you should. In it, agent Josh Luchs gives a “tell all” account of how he paid college players during his early years as an agent, including paying former WSU quarterback Ryan Leaf more than $10,000 while he played for the Cougars. It definitely sheds some light on the dark side of this business.

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