Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says the 49ers are running Marvel Smith through physical examinations. He also quotes Jim Trotter suggesting the 49ers' assistant coaches aren't happy with some of the team's recent personnel moves. Join the club, guys. Every assistant I've ever encountered wished he had more say over personnel decisions.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee discounts the alleged rift between at least one assistant coach and the 49ers' front office.
Lisa Goodwin of 49ers.com says receiver Josh Morgan paid a surprise visit to Gilroy High School, where he awarded a scholarship through the Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team.
Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic says Kurt Warner played with the hip injury that required a minor surgical procedure. Six weeks is the estimated recovery time, although other athletes have needed longer to recover.
Revenge of the Birds' Hawkwind wonders whether Karlos Dansby or Anquan Boldin is more likely to finish his career with the Cardinals. Might have to go with Dansby on that one.
Chris Sullivan of Seahawk Addicts weighs the merits of Matthew Stafford as a draft candidate for Seattle. Sullivan: "Could Stafford be a bust? Of course. Anyone can bust. For every Larry Fitzgerald or Peyton Manning story, there's a Marcus Tubbs or Cadillac Williams. The bottom line is, the Seahawks may well get a chance at one of the top athletes in college sports, someone who would lead the team for the next decade. If Stafford drops to us, how do we pass on him?"
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams pretty much have to take a tackle second overall. Thomas: "Alex Barron is the only player currently on the roster with substantial experience at the position. And his contract expires after this season. Assuming that he can make a seamless transition to left tackle and Jacob Bell can step right in at right tackle without a hitch goes a couple of steps beyond optimism."
VanRam of Turf Show Times isn't excited about Barron possibly taking over at left tackle.