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Morning links: Rams interested in Marshall?

Ed Thompson of says that if St. Louis does draft Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford with the first overall pick, don’t be surprised if they go after restricted free agent Brandon Marshall to add a playmaker to help the young quarterback.

It’s interesting speculation but I don’t know if there’s anything more to it. For one, the Rams already are going to have to pay Bradford $40 million guaranteed to ink him to a contract. And Marshall likely will cost $10 million per season to lock him up. That’s a lot of money to spend for a team that has uncertainty within its ownership group at this time.

San Diego head coach Norv Turner compares Charlie Whitehurst to Trent Green in this article by Jim Corbett of USA Today.

"Pete did a good thing," Turner said. "They evaluated a guy that's ready to compete for a job and ready to go play at a high level."

Whitehurst says one of the perks with playing in Seattle is he rejoins former Clemson teammate Leroy Hill.

Dan Arkush of Pro Football Weekly believes with Seattle recently releasing safety Deon Grant that they could select Tennessee safety Eric Berry with the team’s No. 6 overall pick.

Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune believes the Bears should trade for Seahawks restricted free agent offensive guard Rob Sims.

Rob Rang, senior draft analyst for now has a two-round mock draft out. Rang has Seattle selecting Oklahoma OT Trent Williams at No. 6, Georgia Tech DE Derrick Morgan at No. 14 and USC WR Damian Williams at No. 60.

Rang's partner in crime Chad Reuter has Seattle selecting Oklahoma State Offensive tackle Russell Okung at No. 6, Morgan at No. 14 and South Florida free safety Nate Allen at No. 60.

The Cowboys cut veteran starters offensive tackle Flozell Adams and former Seahawk Ken Hamlin.