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Morning links: A chance at redemption for Williams

My story today discusses wide receiver Mike Williams shot at redemption with Seattle. Out of the league for two years, the 6-foot-5, 235 pounder has looked like he could be an impact player for Seattle.

But he has yet to prove that he can get it done on the field against another team. Because of his size and skill set, Williams has been compared to Brandon Marshall, a player who had a lot of success in Seahawks offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates’ system in Denver. However, Williams says to hold off on the comparison.

“Don’t do it,” Williams said about the Marshall comparisons. “I can count on my hand how many catches I have in this league, and he’s got 500 or so (327 actually), so don’t do it. We’re both from Florida, so that’s the only thing that you can probably put in the mix. And we both know Jeremy (Seahawks offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates), so other than that I don’t even think about it.

“Obviously I would want to do what he did in this offense. But I’m sure he worked his way to the level he’s at, and that’s what I plan to do.”

Greg Johns of profiles defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson.

More Johns: Five things to watch for in today's game.

Clare Farnsworth of previews tonight’s game against Tennessee.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald does the same thing here.

Tennessee head coach Jeff Fisher tells Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean that his starters will play 12 to 15 snaps, if that much, against Seattle.

Matt Maiocco of Comcast Bay reports on San Francisco head coach Mike Singletary’s reaction to second-year running back Glen Coffee announcing his retirement at the age of 23.

Ross Tucker of Sports Illustrated writes that this week’s preseason action offers rookies a first opportunity to make a lasting impression.