Around the NFC West: Camps, finally

Around the NFC West: July 22, 2013

Good morning, NFC West, and welcome to the week when training camps get going in the division. Finally.

Teams are about to go from hoping players avoid trouble to hoping players avoid injuries.

The St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks hold their first full-squad practices Thursday. The Arizona Cardinals hold their first one Friday.

The Rams have also opened to reporters rookie practices Monday and Tuesday.

I'm booked for Seattle practices Thursday through Saturday, followed by Arizona practices Sunday through Tuesday. Our annual "Camp Confidential" items for those teams will run first.

We'll have the 49ers and Rams covered as well, of course, and I'll keep you posted as coverage plans continue to take shape.

The arrival of training camps is going to marginalize stories about jersey sales, magazine covers and the like. Finally.