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NFC West News and Rumors
Backup quarterbacks helped Rams decide on Austin, Bailey
When NFL teams pick players who excelled in college football, it’s difficult to know whether they’ll thrive at the next level. For the Rams, who picked both of West Virginia’s star receivers in the 2013 draft, the decision was assisted by a pair ofUpvote Share Tweet
The Seattle Seahawks took a blow to their depth along the defensive line with the announcement by the team Thursday evening that defensive tackle Greg Scruggs had underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. Scruggs suffered the injury prio…Upvote Share Tweet
Exec's comments questioning Harvin trade?The Seattle Seahawks say they weren't taking a win-now approach at the expense of their future when they acquired Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings at great cost. Their coach and general manager described the move as a rare opportunity to add one …Upvote Share TweetFired last week by the Jaguars, Terry McDonough has landed in Arizona. Kent Somers of AZCentral.com reports that the former Jacksonville director of player personnel has joined the Cardinals in an unspecific personnel role. McDonough, the son of the lat…Upvote Share Tweet
Roster snapshot as rookie camps approachNFC West teams are filling out their rosters toward the 90-player limit as rookie minicamps approach Friday. 2013 NFC West Roster Counts (May 9) The chart shows where teams stand at various position groups. The St. Louis Rams announced the signing of 22…Upvote Share TweetVeteran linebacker Karlos Dansby was back in familiar surroundings on Wednesday when he paid a visit to the Cardinals as part of his quest for a job after getting released by the Dolphins. Dansby told John Gambadoro of KTAR that he had a “good meeting”Upvote Share Tweet
Expanded look at QB wins above averageLes from Philadelphia read our recent piece on quarterback victories over average and wondered if we could apply the same approach to other teams. "Can you do the same analysis for other QB-challenged teams such as Philadelphia, Minnesota, etc.?&qu…Upvote Share Tweet
Les Snead attributes Pead’s “miserable” rookie season to exams ruleSo why was Rams 2012 second-round running back Isaiah Pead “miserable” as a rookie? He was miserable because he didn’t play much. He didn’t play much because he slid behind seventh-round running back Daryl Richardson on the depth chart. And Pead sUpvote Share TweetThe San Francisco 49ers signed the largest stadium naming-rights deal in the NFC West. They'll see less money from it than their division rivals will see from their deals, however. That is because the 49ers must funnel 70 percent of the 20-year, $220.3 …Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Les Snead, Jeff IrelandTwo of the biggest moves in the first round were trades into the top 10 by the Dolphins and Rams and we’ve got the general manager from each team joining us on Thursday’s edition of PFT Live. Rams General Manager Les Snead will join Mike Florio to talUpvote Share Tweet
2012 reflections as chat moved to FridayWe've pushed back the NFC West chat one day. I'll post the link before we get going at 2 p.m. ET Friday. You can check out the full chat archive dating to 2007 right here. My plan is to head from the chat over to the Seattle Seahawks' first rookie minic…Upvote Share TweetFormer Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill won't face a felony charge in his January arrest for investigation of domestic violence.Upvote Share Tweet
Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII?May 9The "NFL Total Access" crew reacts to the possiblity of the Denver Broncos facing the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. Have your voice heard by voting on who will make Super Bowl XLVIII by going to NFL.com/predicttheseason.
Can Tyrann Mathieu flourish in Arizona?May 9Will Tyrann Mathieu shed his troubled past and be an instant impact for the Arizona Cardinals? "NFL Total Access" weighs in his playmaking potential.
Can Tyrann Mathieu flourish in Arizona?May 9Will Tyrann Mathieu shed his troubled past and be an instant impact for the Arizona Cardinals? "NFL Total Access" weighs in on Mathieu's playmaking potential.
Blogger Blitz: Judging QB WorthMay 9NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert and NFC West blogger Mike Sando discuss how the 'wins above average' statistic is used to judge a quarterback
Bill Simmons Returns to Jimmy Kimmel LiveMay 9Last night, Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons returned to Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he chatted about his unlikely friendship with NBA Countdown ho...