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Morning Links: Former USC receiver looking for fresh start

The first thing you notice was his slender build. After rumors of him ballooning up to 270 pounds two years ago, former USC receiver and No. 10 overall draft pick of the Detroit Lions in 2005 Mike Williams looked to be in good shape.

The second thing you notice is he seemed to have suction cups for hands, catching everything on the field on Tuesday.

But the most important thing you notice when talking to the 6-foot-4, 235-pound Williams was a change in attitude from his first time in the league, after sitting out two seasons.

“I think in my early years I was more focused on fighting the system and fighting coaches that I didn’t think like me, or were out to get me,” Williams said. “And now I’m just going to try and control what I can control, and that’s being in great shape and coming out and working hard. And everything else will take care of itself.”

Williams could be a realistic option for the Seahawks with Brandon Marshall now in Miami. Listen to him talk about his road back to the league here

And read more about Williams in my story today.

Carroll had a lot of things to deal with on his plate in his first day on the field, including defensive end Patrick Kerney’s retirement and linebacker Leroy Hill’s continuing legal issue.

Our own Dave Boling weighs in on Pete Carroll’s first day on the field, and he found the Seahawks head coach less frantic and more observant while working with players on Tuesday.

Mike Sando of ESPN reports that Miami paid the equivalent of a 28th overall choice to get Brandon Marshall.

Greg Johns of talks to Chris Spencer about his move back to center. Spencer says he’s in excellent shape and the issue with his broken thumb are behind him

Art Thiel of talks to linebacker Aaron Curry about the things he is doing to improve this season.

Michelle Beisner of the NFL Network reports from practice on Tuesday in this video link.

Clare Farnsworth of offers this report from camp.

Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News douses water on a report that the Buffalo Bills could get a second-round pick for RB Marshawn Lynch because of his four-game suspension last year, and suspects the Cal product would be hard to move for any worthwhile return. The Seahawks reportedly have had discussions about Lynch.