1. Seattle Seahawks Rookie Stock Report, Early Camp Edition

    The Seattle Seahawks have started several rookies in years past, but that might not be the case this season . That doesn’t mean coach Pete Carroll won’t give several rookies an opportunity to compete for a starting job this year...

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  2. Braylon Edwards Signs One-Year Deal with Seattle Seahawks

    The Seattle Seahawks signed former first-round pick Braylon Edwards to a contract on Tuesday. He was the third overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns ...

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  3. What the St. Louis Rams Hope to Learn in Training Camp

    The top priority for the St. Louis Rams is finding a true number one receiver for quarterback Sam Bradford . The Rams have a healthy Danny Amendola back this season...

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  4. Head West: A Glance Around the Day's News in the NFC West (7/31)

    Today’s glance around the NFC West includes visible construction on San Francisco’s new stadium, an update on Jim Harbaugh’s rant on A.J. Jenkins, a possible new contract for St...

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  5. First-Hand Observations from St. Louis Rams Training Camp

    Coach Jeff Fisher ’s presence in St. Louis has revitalized the city about the Rams and that excitement carries over to the coach himself...

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  6. San Francisco 49ers Training Camp: What the Niners Hope to Learn

    Randy Moss is trying to reboot his NFL career. The future Hall of Fame receiver sat out the 2011 season following a disappointing 2010 season, in which he played for three teams and garnered a paltry 28 receptions...

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  7. Examining the San Francisco 49ers' Blueprint for a Super Bowl Run

    The turnaround for the San Francisco 49ers began last year when the team hired former Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh to lead them...

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  8. Head West: A Glance Around the Day's Headlines in the NFC West

    The St. Louis Rams opened training camp with their first practice on Sunday and they were immediately in the spotlight. ESPN.com’s Mike Sando was at Rams Park in Earth City, as was Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter...

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  9. Predicting Award Winners for Every NFC West Team

    Following each season, NFL teams vote on team awards. There’s the team MVP, the Ed Block Courage Award, Rookie of the Year and other various accolades that differ from team to team...

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  10. Predicting the NFC West: How the Standings Will Look at Season's End

    The San Francisco 49ers had the talent to be a playoff team a couple years ago. They just didn’t have the quarterback play to get them over the hump...

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  11. NFC West: Predicting Players Due for Breakout Years

    Several players in the NFC West broke upon the scene last season and made themselves household names. San Francisco had several of them—a big reason the 49ers found themselves in the NFC Championship Game...

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  12. The NFL and NFC West Have Changed a Lot in the Last 20 Years

    As I was preparing to attend my 20-year high school class reunion last weekend, I thought about how much the NFL has changed in that time...

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  13. Key Position Battles to Watch in Seattle Seahawks' Training Camp

    The Seattle Seahawks have several question marks entering the 2012 season. Will Marshawn Lynch get suspended for his DUI arrest? If so, who will step into his shoes? How ...

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  14. What Signing Janoris Jenkins Means for the St. Louis Rams

    A week ago, it looked like Janoris Jenkins might have been a holdout for the start of training camp. A second-round pick out of North Alabama, Jenkins and his agent, Malik Shareef, weren’t happy that the St...

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  15. A Look at the Training Camp Roster of the Seattle Seahawks

    The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2011 season at 7-9 for the second straight year. The difference is that in 2010, that 7-9 record was good enough to win the division...

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  16. NFC West: Key Free Agents in Contract Years for Each Team

    With one-year contracts now chic in the NFL and top-tier players coming available season after season, there is always a glut of free agents. Teams improve via free agency, but in order to do so, they must retain their own top players...

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  17. Key Position Battles to Watch in San Francisco 49ers Training Camp

    The San Francisco 49ers do not have a lot of holes. They have their quarterback in Alex Smith , got a great running back in Frank Gore , a good receiving corps led by Michael ...

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  18. Breaking Down the Training Camp Roster of the San Francisco 49ers

    Alex Smith finally had a season worthy of a top overall pick. The first player taken in the 2005 NFL draft led the San Francisco 49ers to a 13-3 record and an NFC West championship ...

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  19. Key Position Battles to Watch in St. Louis Rams Training Camp

    When new coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead took over this year, the Rams had more holes than a block of Swiss cheese. They tried to fill those holes by overhauling the roster...

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  20. Arizona Cardinals: Key Position Battles to Watch in Cards' Training Camp

    There are four teams in the NFC West, so we’ll look at the top four position battles for each team in the division. The Cardinals have more than just four position battles going on...

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  21. Breaking Down the St. Louis Rams' 2012 Training Camp Roster

    The St. Louis Rams have a long way to go to re-establish themselves as a contending team in the NFC West. St. Louis is coming off the worst five-year stretch in NFL history...

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  22. Breaking Down the Arizona Cardinals' Training Camp Roster

    The Arizona Cardinals concluded the 2011 season strong, winning four of their final five games to end the season at 8-8...

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  23. 'Football junkie' is what's right in pro sports

    The NFL offseason has officially arrived for every team. While most players use this time to travel or just take time off to spend with family, St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis has been at Rams Park almost every day...

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  24. Pujols and Fielder should rememember to thank McGwire and Sosa

    Prince Fielder is leaving the Milwaukee Brewers after six seasons and is getting a nice, big fat, nine-year, $214 million contract from the Detroit Tigers. When I heard Fielder was headed to Detroit, my first though was, "Oh, well, that fits...

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  25. My 14-year-old son might know more about football than me

    As a sports reporter who primarily covers the St. Louis Rams, people expect me to have some sort of insight into football...

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