Around the NFC West: Warner's time coming

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic expects Kurt Warner to get extensive playing time against the Chiefs after sitting out the exhibition opener. Getting Matt Leinart ready for the season remains the Cardinals' top priority. Everyone know what Warner can do. Still, Warner needs to play some this summer, and he needs to work with the starters. The organization remains committed to Leinart, but coach Ken Whisenhunt has shown he's not afraid to make a change.

Matt Maiocco of Instant 49ers links to KNBR radio's morning show, which carried Mike Nolan's comments about J.T. O'Sullivan taking the lead in the quarterback race.

Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times says the Seahawks like what receiver Michael Bumpus is giving them in practice (and games, for that matter, after Bumpus led the team in receiving yards against the Vikings). O'Neil: "Michael Bumpus made a pair of impressive catches in the seven-on-seven passing portion of practice. One was a diving grab behind D.D. Lewis that was especially impressive. The coaches like the way Bumpus competes, and he plays in the mold of a slot receiver who's shifty and sure-handed whereas Jordan Kent is tall, fast and his long strides make him a split end."

Bill Coats of Around the Horns says the Rams are sprinting toward the finish line as the end of camp approaches. That includes safety O.J. Atogwe, who was back at practice for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury July 28. The Rams' depth in the secondary has been a problem. They need a healthy Atogwe.