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Morning links: Happy homecoming for Stanback

Seattle Seahawks receiver Isaiah Stanback (AP/ Ted Warren)

Dave Boling of The News Tribune profiles Seattle native Isaiah Stanback and his addition to the Seattle Seahawks. The former Husky quarterback is now a receiver in the NFL, but Boling discusses the possibility of the Seahawks using Stanback in Wildcat formations.


Stanback’s speed has attracted coaches for years. He once placed fifth in the Pacific-10 Conference 100-meter finals. Surely, it was a factor when Dallas used a fourth-round draft pick on him and envisioned him as a secondary-stretching wideout.

But Carroll tossed out an intriguing teaser when asked about Stanback on Tuesday.

“He can offer some help to do some things if we needed it at the quarterback spot to salvage a few situations,” Carroll said, adding that he was “anxious to see what he offers us.”

The Hawks already have three quarterbacks on the depth chart, but Carroll’s comment suggests that he might see Stanback as a possible “Wildcat” quarterback on occasion.

ESPN’s John Clayton reports that linebacker Aaron Curry expects to be much better in his second season, and the Seahawks plan to use him as a pass rusher more this year.

Clare Farnsworth of discusses the team’s new additions in defensive end Will Tukuafu and defensive tackle Barrett Moen.

Hawks’ defensive tackle Brandon Mebane talks with KJR’s Elise Woodward in this audio link.

According to Vic Carruci of the NFL Network, the Buffalo Bills believe running back Marshawn Lynch is worth at least a fourth round pick.

Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports reports that USC could be stripped of its 2004 national title and Reggie Bush’s 2005 Heisman Trophy with reports that the school will receive a two-year postseason ban and scholarship reductions.

Byran Fischer of talks to KJR’s Elise Woodward about the USC sanctions and how it affects Pete Carroll’s legacy in this audio link.