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Morning links: No QB controversy in Seattle

My story today focuses on something that has been thoroughly discussed on this blog and on talk radio since the Seahawks’ game against Tennessee – the performance of quarterbacks Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst.

And while some would like to see a quarterback controversy brewing in Seattle, Hasselbeck did his best to douse those flames. Here’s what he had to say:

“It’s just part of the game. It happens. I’ve been a part of it where I was the other guy. I’m sure it won’t be the last time with Charlie because he’s a good player with a lot of ability, a lot of potential. And he’s good.

“I’m happy for him. I’m happier for him than I’m distracted or upset by the hoopla that it creates. And I really do want him to be successful. That same thing goes for J.P. (Losman). I really want both of those guys to play well.”

Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports continues his series on running back Justin Forsett by analyzing his performance in the team’s first preseason game against Tennessee.

Greg Johns of writes about rookie linebacker Dexter Davis, with veteran linebacker Lofa Tatupu heaping praise on the Arizona State product.

Gregg Bell of the Associated Press writes that Kentwan Balmer said he’s happy to be here seven times during a five-minute interview that offered few clues to why he wanted out of San Francisco.

Clare Farnsworth of provides this practice report from Tuesday.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald reports that defensive end Lawrence Jackson is trying to get comfortable in his return to action on Tuesday.

The NFL Network’s On The Fringe shows a few highlights on Ricky Foley’s performance from Saturday in this video link.

KJR’s Ian Furness talks with defensive end Chris Clemons in this audio link.

We’ve heard this before. Bill Coats of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that ex-Hawk and current St. Louis Ram Jordan Kent is showing improvement as a receiver.

Injuries continue to be an issue for Floyd “Pork Chop” Womack, now in Cleveland. He has to have his knee scoped and will miss the rest of the preseason, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.