Around the NFC West: Fitzgerald's offer

January, 27, 2009
1/27/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic explains why Larry Fitzgerald's comments about restructuring his contract to accommodate a new deal with Anquan Boldin were as irrelevant as they were well-intentioned. The Cardinals have more than $40 million in salary-cap space. They do not need additional space to create room for a new deal with Boldin. The hard part will be reaching a new deal with Boldin, not figuring out how to make that deal fit within the salary cap.

John Crumpacker of the San Francisco Chronicle says the 49ers could be leaning toward hiring Ravens assistant Hue Jackson as offensive coordinator. Jackson received a second interview. Meanwhile, Mike Johnson interviewed as a potential quarterbacks coach. He was out of the NFL last season after working for three NFL teams. Jimmy Raye is another potential candidate, although the team would not confirm whether he would interview.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch provides an update on the Rams' new coaching staff. Charlie Baggett will coach receivers, as expected. The team has now hired offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, quarterbacks coach Dick Curl, offensive line coach Steve Loney, Baggett, offensive assistant Frank Leonard and defensive coordinator Ken Flajole. The team has not hired coaches for the defensive line, secondary, running backs, tight ends and special teams.

Nothing on the Seahawks at present, as far as I know.

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