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  1. 10 players generating buzz at OTAs

    Mike Sando

    Brick buildings and dense woods frame the Baltimore Ravens' practice fields, providing a setting that is tough to beat anywhere in the NFL. The soundtrack tends to be less idyllic, but that's not a knock. Chatter from veteran defender Terrell Suggs s...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  2. Cardinals' Jonathan Cooper has company

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals hope rookie first-round draft choice Jonathan Cooper can recover from a broken leg in time to play the final six or so games in 2013. The injury was a tough one for the Cardinals. They are rebuilding their long-neglected offe...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  3. Fun with Scouts Inc.'s seven-round mock

    Mike Sando

    Predicting which teams will draft specific players can be tough work. Last year, for instance, the seven-round mock draft from Scouts Inc. went 0-for-28 in projecting players to NFC West teams. Some of the projections lined up from the standpoint...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  4. Harris' arrest a reminder of failed drafts past

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Recent first-round draft choices such as Michael Crabtree and Aldon Smith helped the San Francisco 49ers reach Super Bowl XLVII. Failed first-round choices held back the team previously. One of them, 2003 first-rounder Kwame Harris,...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  5. Minicamp mantra: Let's get ... mechanical?

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The golf analogy quarterback Alex Smith drew Tuesday seemed appropriate amid new rules outlawing contact at NFL minicamps. These days, a Tiger Woods fist pump packs more punch than the most fearsome defensive end. "We're ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  6. 49ers and value of the 30th overall pick

    Mike Sando

    Facebook friend Jonathan makes a simple request of the San Francisco 49ers: get Mike Wallace. "How valuable could the 30th pick be?" he asks. This is the most enticing argument for chasing after a young, talented restricted free agent such as W...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  7. Sorting through NFL fines from Week 2

    Mike Sando

    The Pittsburgh Steelers' Doug Legursky drew a penalty for a block to the back of the lower legs against the Seattle Seahawks' Al Woods in Week 2. That play also drew a $7,500 fine from the NFL during what turned out to be a costly game. As repo...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  8. Gallery, Hawthorne, Rice miss for Seattle

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Seattle Seahawks will be without three starters for their regular-season opener against San Francisco. Two came as little surprise. Guard Robert Gallery (knee) and receiver Sidney Rice (shoulder) did not practice all week. A t...

    Blog | September 11, 2011
  9. Lots of little moves as rosters in flux

    Mike Sando

    Catching up with various moves around the edges of NFC West rosters Sunday: Seattle Seahawks: released kicker Jeff Reed, defensive lineman Junior Siavii, defensive lineman Pep Levingston and linebacker David Vobora; claimed defensive lineman Land...

    Blog | September 04, 2011
  10. Around the NFC West: Rams' go to market

    Mike Sando

    Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the St. Louis Rams are relying more heavily on free agents this offseason. Thomas: "In a 10-day span since the lockout ended, they agreed to terms and then signed 11 veteran free agents from other teams....

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  11. Adventures in drafting NFL wide receivers

    Mike Sando

    Larry Fitzgerald's arrival with the Arizona Cardinals via the 2004 NFL draft serves as the starting point for the latest item looking at recent NFC West choices. Fitzgerald already has 613 receptions, far more than any other NFC West receiver over...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  12. Around the NFC West: Kroenke's next move

    Mike Sando

    Matt Scott of the Guardian says St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is poised to take majority control of the Arsenal soccer team. Scott: "Kroenke has been a prime mover in the establishment of the Arsenal Fanshare scheme that promotes equity ownership...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  13. Draft hindsight: Big Ben and beyond

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Pittsburgh Steelers appeared loose and comfortable during their first Super Bowl 45 media session. They've been in big games before, and frequently, thanks largely to shrewd drafting. This is the Steelers' third Super B...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  14. Rams' Jason Smith cracks 'Fortunate 50'

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams tackle Jason Smith stands as the highest-paid NFC West athlete for 2010, according to the "Fortunate 50" list from Sports Illustrated. Smith's inclusion reflects the structure of his contract, which includes a $16.3 million option b...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  15. Reggie Williams and the Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    Initial thoughts after ESPN's John Clayton told me that former Jaguars receiver Reggie Williams will participate in the Seahawks' upcoming minicamp on a tryout basis: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll appreciated Williams' talents when both were in the...

    Blog | April 09, 2010
  16. Trading draft picks for veteran players

    Mike Sando

    Todd asks via Facebook whether trading draft choices for veteran players generally works out. He suspects not. Mike Sando: Relatively few early choices change hands in this manner. Teams generally do not trade productive young players. The Brow...

    Blog | March 30, 2010