Around the NFC West: Off to camp


Around the NFC West: July 25, 2013

Good morning, NFC West.

Everything changes with NFC West training camps beginning Thursday. I'll be heading over to Seattle Seahawks headquarters for the first three days of camp before heading to Arizona -- Glendale, not Flagstaff -- for a look at a largely remade Cardinals team.

That's right, the Cardinals remain in the NFC West. You might not have heard much about them this offseason. They've got a new quarterback and a new head coach, but with the Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers commanding most of the national spotlight, Arizona and the St. Louis Rams have been lurking in the shadows.

Most of the stories previewing Seahawks camp focus on elevated expectations. That is an unavoidable angle and a legitimate one. I'm mostly interested in watching practice to see how players such as Percy Harvin, Cliff Avril, Bruce Irvin, Walter Thurmond and James Carpenter are going to fit. We'll finally get a chance to do that beginning Thursday.

What are you most interested in learning from NFC West camps? Let me know in the comments section or through the NFC West mailbag.