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  1. Do Lions have edge in NFC North?

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions lost Sunday after their rookie punter shanked a 28-yarder out of bounds, delivering a short field for the Cincinnati Bengals' winning drive. It was just the latest maddening moment for an organization that has endured more than its ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  2. NFL meeting wrap: NFC West quick takes

    Mike Sando

    PHOENIX -- A few NFC West notes before heading to the airport for a trip home following the NFL owners meeting, which concluded Wednesday: Arizona Cardinals: The team is leaving open the door for signing Cleveland Browns unrestricted free-agent re...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  3. Around the NFC West: Rams' RB questions

    Mike Sando

    Depth at running back wasn't supposed to be a problem for the St. Louis Rams this season. Signing veterans Cadillac Williams and Jerious Norwood gave the team better options behind starter Steven Jackson. Two games into the season, a quadriceps...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  4. Adding three linebackers to NFC West

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams are moving quickly to land linebackers as the signing period approaches. A few quick updates: The St. Louis Rams agreed to terms on a deal with former Houston Texans linebacker Zac Diles, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatc...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  5. Mailbag: Tatupu for rookie of year?

    Mike Sando

    Ryan from Lakeport, Calif., writes: Hi Sando, love the blog. All this talk about stripping people of their achievements -- namely Lawrence Taylor and Brian Cushing -- got me thinking. If they do make Jairus Byrd the rookie of the year, what about L...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  6. Around the NFC West: 49ers' priority

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Adam Schefter says the 49ers will use the franchise tag on nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin if they cannot sign him to a long-term deal. Schefter: "Their newest long-term offer for Franklin is expected to come in this week. However, one league sou...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  7. Schneider, Carroll and the elephants

    Mike Sando

    Seahawks general manager John Schneider expanded on his philosophy during a recent interview with John Clayton on 101ESPN Seattle. New Seahawks coach Pete Carroll did the same thing during a recent interview with KJR950's Mitch Levy. Thoughts and ...

    Blog | January 25, 2010
  8. Around the NFC West: Campbell optimistic

    Mike Sando

    Darren Urban of says defensive end Calais Campbell expects to play Sunday despite undergoing surgery to repair an injured thumb. Urban: "When I asked if he planned to play, I got that look that said it may have been the dumbest questi...

    Blog | January 06, 2010
  9. Four beat reporters, four mocks, one chart

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The chart compares mock drafts from four veteran NFC West beat reporters. The four -- Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic...

    Blog | April 25, 2009
  10. Around the NFC West: Let draft day begin

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says the 49ers would draft Michael Crabtree with the 10th overall choice, if available. He says the 49ers would draft Knowshon Moreno over Chris Wells in the unlikely ...

    Blog | April 25, 2009
  11. Around the NFC West: 49ers' Hill slams 'experts'

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The 49ers' Web site provides Shaun Hill's answers to fans' questions. Hil on the widely held position that he doesn't have a great arm: "I think there are a lot of experts who have wrongly ev...

    Blog | April 16, 2009
  12. Mailbag: Why not Orakpo to Seahawks, 49ers?

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando James from Auburn, Wash., writes: With the debate on who the Seahawks will take with their 4th overall pick and all this talk about Michael Crabtree, an offensive tackle, or a quarterback, what about choosing a DE/...

    Blog | April 12, 2009
  13. Best-case scenario: Cardinals with No. 31 Pick

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando INDIANAPOLIS -- Draft analyst Rob Rang is back with his best-case scenario for the Cardinals with the 31st overall choice of the 2009 NFL draft. Rob Rang: I think there is going to be a running back there. Because...

    Blog | February 23, 2009