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Morning links: DE Foley in the spotlight

Seahawks defensive end Ricky Foley is one of five fringe players NFL.com will follow throughout training camp as he tries to make Seattle’s 53-man roster.

Foley led the CFL in sacks for the B.C. Lions last year, and is competing for time at the Leo position along with Chris Clemons and Nick Reed. He's hoping to make a successful transition to the NFL like his former CFL teammate Cameron Wake, who now plays for the Miami Dolphins.

The others include San Francisco offensive tackle Alex Boone, Tennessee Titans running back LeGarrette Blount, San Diego wide receiver Gary Banks and Tampa Bay safety Cody Grimm, the son of Hall of Fame offensive lineman Russ Grimm.

Art Thiel of Seattlepi.com says he couldn’t tell the difference between Hawks head coach Pete Carroll’s response to USC’s penalties handed down by the NCAA and BP CEO Tony Hayward’ response to Congress in defending his company’s response to the tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports ranks Seattle’s offensive line 27th overall among the league’s offensive lines and has this to say: “It wasn’t long ago that the Seahawks had one of the top three lines in the league, anchored by left tackle Walter Jones and left guard Steve Hutchinson. Hutchinson left in one of the worst free agent moves and Jones got old. It happens. Of what’s left, including the likes of Max Unger and Chris Spencer, there’s not a single player you could remotely call a star.”

Comedian Rob Riggle gets his one shot to make the Seahawks. See how it turns out in this video link.

Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post says that the new 18-game proposal offered up by the NFL could actually help negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement, giving owners the increased revenue they desire while letting the players keep their current share of the pot.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew fills in for Sports Illustratred’s Peter King in this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback, and explains the difference between good and great players in the NFL.

Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick remains the most hated athlete in sports, receiving a 69 percent disapproval rating in this Forbes magazine poll. Following Vick was Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis (66 percent), Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (57), Tiger Woods (53) and Jerry Jones (53).

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