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Morning links: WR Tate gets helping hand from Fitzgerald

Summer has finally arrived in T-Town. Sunny and 90 degrees is the expected temperature today, so hopefully you have a chance to get out and enjoy the weather. Here’s a few links to check out this morning before you hit the beach.

Also, Quinton Ganther is scheduled to appear in court this afternoon for the alleged DUI incident in Sacramento, so we’ll have an update on his situation today.

Rookie Golden Tate is in Minneapolis working out with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and other NFL players in order to get ready for Seattle’s upcoming training camp.

Clare Farnsworth at continues his look at Seattle’s coaching staff with a profile on secondary coach Jerry Gray.

ESPN’s Mike Sando weighs the impact new front office executive Scot McCloughan will have with Seattle.

David Hawthorne makes Andy Benoit of CBS Sports’ list of top five outside backers in the league, while Benoit tabs Olindo Mare as one of the top five kickers in the game.

ESPN 710 Seattle’s Brock Huard and Mike Salk rank the position groups of the Seahawks, with special teams and linebackers taking the top two spots, in this audio link. The conversation starts 30 minutes in.

Matt Bowen of the National Football Post writes that defenses do not need a shutdown corner to be effective because of the different pressure packages defensive coordinators have put together.

Tony Pauline of Sports Illustrated takes a look at the top NFL draft prospects for 2011.