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Morning links: OG Pitts still a possibility in Seattle

Houston Texans free agent offensive guard Chester Pitts, still rehabbing from season-ending microfracture knee surgery that cut short his 2009 season, says the Seahawks are the frontrunners for his services.

The possibility of Pitts joining the team at right guard would continue Seattle’s upgrade along the offensive line.

Pitts said he should be ready to join a team by the end of June.

“The knee is doing great,” Pitts told reporter David Dalati. “It’s structurally sound. Because I had to be off of it for nine weeks, it’s kind of a deep hole you climb in to. It takes time to get it back strong. But I’d say it’s about eighty five percent right now.”

ESPN’s Mike Sando calculates the NFC West quarterback’s production per dollar. Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck comes in at about $1.15 million per win.

Clare Farnsworth of writes that the team’s selection of Earl Thomas in the draft puts Jordan Babineaux in his more natural position of playing in the box.

Mike Funke of wonders if Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll can get it done in his return to the league.

Sports Illustrated’s Michael McMann writes that the pre-draft question process needs reform after after revelations that front office executives asked draft prospects questions like if they were straight or gay, or if their mother was a prostitute.

NFL agent Jack Bechta discusses the benefits and pitfalls of players participating in social media like Facebook and Twitter.

New Seattle Seahawks quarterback Mike Reilly talks to Ian Furness of KJR 950 about joining the team in this audio link.

Canfan from the comments section passes along this interesting link to a study from Pro Football Focus that shows running back Justin Forsett as the most elusive back in the league.