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  1. Only a kicker? Seattle to find out on Mare

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams tend to think they can replace specialists somewhat easily. Often, they are right. When they're wrong, the money they saved seems trivial in retrospect. The Seattle Seahawks went through quite a few punters and snappers after letti...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  2. Around the NFC West: Crabtree's sore foot

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com says San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree remains limited after aggravating a foot injury during a June 6 workout session. Maiocco: "Crabtree attended the Alex Smith-led classroom session Tuesday morning at San...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  3. Whisenhunt: Roster turnover took its toll

    Mike Sando

    DALLAS -- The Arizona Cardinals experienced more roster turnover than most from 2009 to 2010. They felt it, too. Arizona finished with a 5-11 record largely because quarterback Kurt Warner retired. The team hoped it had enough veteran strength ...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  4. Definitive look at NFC West turnover

    Mike Sando

    Roster turnover is a leading topic for discussion in Seattle following the release of T.J. Houshmandzadeh in particular. I've addressed the subject in depth across the division -- first May 26 and again July 30 -- and it's worth another look now t...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  5. Sounding off: NFC West on the airwaves

    Mike Sando

    The latest in our periodic spin around the NFC West radio dials: Rams 101ESPN St. Louis: center Jason Brown 101ESPN St. Louis: ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Brian Westbrook 101ESPN St. Louis: Rick Venturi 101ESPN St. Louis: linebacker James Laurin...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  6. Are the Cardinals really any better?

    Mike Sando

    The question in the headline seems misplaced given popular perceptions about the team that subtracted Kurt Warner, Anquan Boldin, Karlos Dansby, Antrel Rolle and others. But all is not lost for the two-time defending NFC West champion Cardinals. ...

    Blog | July 30, 2010
  7. NFC West roided-out rosters: Updated

    Mike Sando

    The earlier item quantifying NFL roster turnover since last season ranks the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals among the three teams with the most changes. Some of the research used for that project shows up in the latest version of the anabo...

    Blog | June 07, 2010
  8. NFC West roster turnover since Week 17

    Mike Sando

    Bad teams aren't the only ones churning their rosters during the offseason. The defending NFC West champion Arizona Cardinals have parted with 15 of the 53 players on their Week 17 roster from last season. Only the rebuilding Seahawks have parted ...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  9. Around the NFC West: QBs in the draft

    Mike Sando

    Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic offers highlights from an XTRA910 radio interview with Cardinals quarterbacks coach Chris Miller. Somers: "Miller was forthcoming with his opinions on the top quarterbacks in this draft. Oklahoma's Sam Bradford...

    Blog | April 08, 2010
  10. Rackers' first opponent: Arizona

    Mike Sando

    Neil Rackers' surprise contract agreement with the Texans sets up a date with his former team, Arizona, in the exhibition opener at University of Phoenix Stadium. I'm forecasting a 27-0 Texans victory with nine field goals from Rackers. That'll...

    Blog | April 05, 2010
  11. Feely gets another shot at Qwest

    Mike Sando

    Facebook friend Jim gets the credit (blame?) for initiating yet another kicker-related item. He liked the earlier item showing Neil Rackers' clutch kicks during Rackers' Cardinals' career. With an assist from Pro Football Reference, I went through...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  12. Rackers' agent fires back at Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Kent Somers' note about negotiations between the Cardinals and longtime kicker Neil Rackers cited a source saying Rackers' agent waited two weeks before responding to the team's initial offer. RackersI've dealt with Rob Roche a number of times ove...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  13. Feely over Rackers? Whisenhunt explains

    Mike Sando

    I'm not sure what the record is for kicker-related entries on a Friday, but since the previous item, the Cardinals did pass along comments from coach Ken Whisenhunt following Jay Feely's signing in favor of Neil Rackers: "Not knowing where things we...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  14. Rackers retrospective: Kicking in clutch

    Mike Sando

    The Cardinals didn't really need Neil Rackers to make clutch field goals over the past two regular seasons. After a brilliant 2005 season, however, Rackers did miss several important kicks. And his 34-yard miss against Green Bay in the most recent...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  15. Rackers could be done in Arizona

    Mike Sando

    The Cardinals' contract agreement with veteran kicker Jay Feely could signal the end for Neil Rackers in Arizona. Rackers made 16 of 17 attempts during the regular season. He has performed at a Pro Bowl level at times. But the Cardinals never app...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  16. Draft Watch: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Each week leading up to the NFL draft (April 22-24), the ESPN.com blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: Under the radar needs. Arizona Cardinals The Cardinals haven't had to address the r...

    Blog | March 26, 2010