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Morning links: Still no workout scheduled for OG Pitts

Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500 AM in Minnesota reports that Houston Texans free agent offensive guard Chester Pitts has not scheduled a workout for interested NFL teams.

Pitts, who is recovering from microfracture knee surgery, had indicated he planned to work out for teams that had expressed interest on July 15. However, according to the report he still is not ready to hold the workout.

Pitts visited the Seattle, San Francisco and Detroit. Philadelphia and Minnesota also reportedly are interested. Pitts indicated earlier that the Seahawks were the frontrunners. Pitts played with current Seattle offensive line coach Alex Gibbs in Houston. He started all 114 games for the Texans before injuring his knee on Sept. 20.

Seattle already signed Ben Hamilton to play left guard and mentor rookie left tackle Russell Okung, and second-year lineman Max Unger is playing right guard, so the Seahawks appear OK at the position, although they could always use more depth at offensive line with the struggles they had protecting the quarterback last season.

ESPN’s John Clayton says because of the injuries to veteran receivers T.J. Houshmandazadeh and Deion Branch, the Seahawks are still in the hunt to pursue Terrell Owens.

Clare Farnsworth of continues his profiles on Seahawks’ coaches with a closer look at wide receivers coach Kippy Brown.

Ben Malcomson of reports on Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll’s Win Forever football camp down in Carson, Calif.

Greg Johns of takes a look at defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson and his role in Seattle’s defense.

Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports ranks Seattle's defensive line second to last overall in the league.

Pat Kirwan of the NFL Network explains why more teams are running spread formations to improve pass protection.

Matt Bowen of the National Football Post explains why it’s not a good idea to run 2-man pass coverage in the red zone.

Fox Sports Adam Schein believes the Seahawks are a six-to-seven win team, and tells you why in this video link.