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The 49ers got their first in-depth look at Marcus Lattimore’s knee since they drafted him, and they were pleased with what they saw. That doesn’t necessarily mean the rookie running back will play this season. The fourth-round pick went through a thorUpvote Share Tweet
RENTON, Wash. -- A few notes after watching the Seattle Seahawks' rookies practice on a clear, 75-degree day at team headquarters along the Lake Washington shoreline: Veteran presence: Veterans were not allowed on the field, but Seahawks cornerback Rich…Upvote Share Tweet
No worries: Draft picks sign as camps openThe NFL's rookie wage scale has diminished the negotiating part of contract negotiations. As a result, the Seattle Seahawks announced Friday they had signed seven draft choices. The San Francisco 49ers announced they had signed five of theirs. The Arizo…Upvote Share Tweet
Seahawks sign seven of their draft picksCall them the new Seattle Seven. On second thought, that may be a bit of a stretch. Group nickname or not, the Seahawks announced that they have signed seven members of their 2013 draft class to their rookie contracts. The team has reached agreement wit…Upvote Share TweetThe Cardinals announced the signing of four draft picks Friday: wide receiver Ryan Swope, tight end D.C. Jefferson and running backs Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington. Taylor, a fifth-round selection from Stanford, rushed for 1,530 yards and 13 touchdo…Upvote Share TweetOur usual Thursday chat will be kicking off Friday at 2 p.m. ET instead. Here's the link for those able to attend. From there, I'll be driving over to Seattle Seahawks headquarters for their rookie minicamp. All four NFC West teams have rookie camps Fri…Upvote Share TweetKarlos Dansby's addition to the Arizona Cardinals provides insurance at inside linebacker while the team prepares to play without suspended starter Daryl Washington. The signing, announced by the team Friday, could signal other things as well. 2012 Stat…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated May 10, 2013It's easy to respect Ronde Barber, but London Fletcher has a special appreciation. Now the NFL's sole iron man, Fletcher powers ahead after 240 straight games, Don Banks writes.Upvote Share TweetA look at a key player from each NFC West team who needs to show something in offseason sessions: Arizona Cardinals: Inside linebacker Daryl Washington is an easy choice. The Cardinals expected to build around Washington, Calais Campbell and Patrick Pet…Upvote Share Tweet
49ers get four draft picks under contractWith a draft class of 11, it’s a good thing for the 49ers rookie contracts are becoming easier and easier to finish. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers have signed four picks, including fifth-rounder Quinton Dial, and seventh-rounderUpvote Share Tweet
Listen up, kids: Respect thy West eldersThe rookie wage scale and overall salary structure should increasingly make the NFL a young man's game, all else equal. Youth will be served during rookie minicamps beginning Friday, for sure. With that in mind, I've gone through NFC West rosters singli…Upvote Share TweetEarlier on Friday, we brought you the names of the 22 undrafted players that have signed with the Rams ahead of their rookie minicamp. The Giants have also announced their crop of undrafted rookies, which is considerably smaller than the group convergin…Upvote Share Tweet
Around the NFC West: No 'Honey Badger'Good morning, NFC West. Three stories from around the division caught my attention on this Friday morning: Around the NFC West: May 10, 2013 No more Honey Badger: Cardinals rookie Tyrann Mathieu told reporters in Arizona he'd prefer to ditch the "H…Upvote Share TweetThe months of pre-draft scrutiny, and trying to explain his past are over. Today, Tyrann Mathieu gets to get back to what he enjoys - playing football. The Cardinals rookie free safety begins his first minicamp today, and said he looks forward to gettinUpvote Share Tweet
Will San Francisco 49ers rookies make an impact?May 10With little turnover from last season and a successful 2013 NFL Draft, are the San Francisco 49ers' rookies in line to make a contribution this season? "NFL Total Access" breaks down the 49ers' roster.
Don Banks: Now the NFL's lone iron man, Fletcher reflects on his past, fut…May 10With the retirement of Tampa Bay defensive back Ronde Barber this week, the NFL lost one of its consummate professionals and a player who had become a hallmark of consistency throughout his celebrated 16-year career.
The 13th annual ranking of the NBA's top-50 players, Part 3May 10Welcome to the conclusion of Bill Simmons's annual ranking of the NBA's top 50 most valuable assets.