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February 22, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Tuesday afternoon links — Alumni news, Combine, and more

We’ll start with a little bit of news involving former Huskies as the Seahawks announced today that they have re-signed Roy Lewis and Isaiah Stanback.

Both were with the team this season but ended it on the injured list — Stanback after suffering an injury in the pre-season and Lewis after hurting his knee in December.

Times’ NFL writer Danny O’Neil has more.

O’Neil will cover the NFL Combine for us this week, as well, so he’ll keep us up-to-date on all that’s going on with Jake Locker, Mason Foster, Nate Williams and other stories of local interest. O’Neil held this chat today in which he said he thinks Locker will be a first-round pick, but not by the Seahawks.

Locker will obviously be one of the big stories at the Combine, having said he will participate in all the drills there in a further effort to impress scouts. SI.com reports Locker has spent the entire last month working exclusively with former Jets QB Ken O’Brien.

Former UW QB Brock Huard, meanwhile, had ESPN draft expert Todd McShay on his show, and posted this video recapping McShay’s comments (McShay said in part he thinks Locker is thinking too much).

The National Football Post examines all of the top QB prospects headed to the Combine while Bodog.com has a list of prop bets for the Combine, two involving Locker — specifically, whether he will have faster 40 times than Cam Newton and Christian Ponder.

Also, here’s a look at what each QB is expected to do at the Combine.

And finally, here’s a wrapup from GoHuskies.com of what to look for involving the UW trio at the Combine.

IN OTHER NEWS. …

— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller says coaching continuity will help UW and Oregon (Husky fans obviously hoping it’s overrated in the case of the Ducks).

— Stanford began spring practice on Monday and here are some observations, including the news that RB Jeremy Stewart will be back for a fifth year. He had one of his better games at UW in 2008 when he replaced an injured Toby Gerhart.

— Here’s some good analysis of what may be going on behind the scenes with the Pac-12’s TV negotiations.

— Pre-Snap Read examines why Arizona State is a chic pick to win the Pac-12 and also looks at ASU’s QB situation.

— Cal may wear white helmets for a game or two next season.

— The Orange County Register lists the players who have offers from USC and UCLA , a number of whom are also targets of the Huskies.

— The Orlando Sentinel reviews the Pac-12 schedule for next season and also highlights five games to watch (though none involving UW).

All for now.

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