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  1. Eight in the Box: Playing for a contract

    Mike Sando

    A look at a player entering a contract year on each NFC West team who must deliver in 2013: Arizona Cardinals: O'Brien Schofield. An ankle injury against the Green Bay Packers last season ended Schofield's season prematurely after nine games and f...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  2. Around the NFC West: Lingering effects

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams sacrificed salary-cap space in future years to create room right now when they reworked Chris Long's contract Monday. Around the NFC West: April 23, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Line thinking, draft rules ...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  3. NFL econ: 49ers' sustainability, Rams' plan

    Mike Sando

    BOSTON -- The San Francisco 49ers, having already spent big for Patrick Willis, engaged in a lengthy internal debate before deciding to invest heavily in a second inside linebacker, NaVorro Bowman, last season. The St. Louis Rams also had big-pict...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  4. Around the NFC West: Party like it's not '09

    Mike Sando

    Making it this deep into the week without discussing the 2009 NFL draft qualifies as an upset under the circumstances. That was the year St. Louis used the second overall choice for tackle Jason Smith, Seattle selected linebacker Aaron Curry over ...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  5. NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    Mike Sando

    Our midweek look at important injury situations in the division ... Arizona Cardinals: Kevin Kolb heads into Week 2 as the presumed starting quarterback while John Skelton recovers from an ankle injury expected to sideline him for the next couple ...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  6. Around the NFC West: Produce, or get cut

    Mike Sando

    There are no guarantees competition will draw out the best from an athlete. The situations at right tackle in St. Louis and quarterback in Arizona come to mind. The results tend to be more positive, in some cases, when a player's entire career, no...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  7. Around the NFC West: Where Ginn stands

    Mike Sando

    Ted Ginn Jr. impressed at San Francisco 49ers training camp when I visited there in 2010. The speedy receiver suffered an injury in Week 1 that year. He caught only 12 passes all season. Ginn will start opposite Michael Crabtree in the 49ers' e...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  8. Around the NFC West: Arizona power play?

    Mike Sando

    Front-office dynamics can be tricky as NFL coaches, personnel people and administrative types exert power in various ways. Power plays can result when one person feels threatened by another. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic suggests that hap...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  9. A 574-page shot across the NFC West bow

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers fans were skipping along toward training camp when Aaron Schatz threw the book at them. The book, all 574 pages of it, knocked some of them off their stride. 2012 Football Outsiders Forecast Win Range SF SEA AR...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  10. NFC West: More or Less

    Mike Sando

    After running the numbers, ESPN.com pro football writer John Clayton arrived at a win total for every team in the division for 2012. Is the figure too high, too low or spot on? SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: The 49ers return just about all the key players f...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  11. What West has to show for putting it on line

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams have loaded up on offensive linemen over the past several seasons. They used first-round choices for Joe Staley, Mike Iupati, Anthony Davis, Jason Smith, Levi Brown, Russell Okung and James Carpenter since 2007. 2007-2012 NFL...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  12. Chat wrap: New questions, new answers

    Mike Sando

    The most recent NFC West chat is heading into overtime thanks to Jeff from Seattle. "I enjoyed it when the chat wrap used questions that weren't answered," Jeff wrote. "Any plans to bring that back to the feature?" Sometimes there's not time, b...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  13. Chat wrap: Health concerns for Cards QB

    Mike Sando

    Greetings, and Happy Cinco de Mayo. A look back at the most recent NFC West chat shows the concussion issue permeating what are usually football-related discussions. The issue was a significant one for the division last season as several players, ...

    Blog | May 05, 2012
  14. Around the NFC West: 49ers break ground

    Mike Sando

    Los Angeles Rams fans with long memories will recall when their team moved its games from the Coliseum to Anaheim in 1980. The San Francisco 49ers' move to Santa Clara, celebrated with a stadium groundbreaking Thursday night, feels much different....

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  15. Around the NFC West: Execs weigh in

    Mike Sando

    With a new stadium on the way and a division championship in their possession, the San Francisco 49ers' leadership has fresh opportunities to enjoy the sporting spotlight. Those opportunities have not been missed this week. Interviews with CEO ...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  16. NFC West free-agency assessment

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals Key additions: OL Adam Snyder, CB William Gay Key losses: CB Richard Marshall Sando's grade so far: C-minus. Arizona gets credit for making a strong run at Peyton Manning and securing a visit with him at Cardinals headquart...

    Blog | March 30, 2012