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NFL Free Agent Signings: NFC West Trying Desperately to Change Status
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For at least the last decade, the NFC West has been one of the more erratic divisions in football.

While the rest of the NFL is embroiled in competition down heading into the playoffs, the NFC West has struggled to crown a clear-cut champion in recent years. The Arizona Cardinals were 9-7 when the went to the Super Bowl in 2009, and the Seattle Seahawks won the division last season with a 7-9 record.

This offseason has been about the NFC West getting back on track with key free agent signings.

The St. Louis Rams have all the makings of a young team on the rise, while the San Francisco 49ers are the perennial favorites heading into the season. The Seahawks are the enigmas of the division, and the Cardinals are the closest to returning to Super Bowl contention.

Here are some of the ways the NFC West has tried to recapture some of its former luster during this post-lockout offseason.

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