Around the NFC West: 49ers prepped

June, 20, 2011
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Arizona Cardinals

Cardinals fans should quickly embrace 2011 fourth-round pick Sam Acho, the reigning Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year.

Offensive tackles Levi Brown and Brandon Keith were often criticized last season, but Jess Root writes that fans shouldn't expect new starters at the tackle positions next fall.

St. Louis Rams

Receiver Donnie Avery, who's been rehabbing from a torn ACL he suffered during the 2010 preseason, tweeted that he ran a 4.4 40-yard dash in workouts last week.

Linebacker David Vobora won a $5.4 million default judgment against a supplement provider whose tainted product caused him to fail an NFL drug test.

San Francisco 49ers

Under the lockout, Jim Harbaugh and his staff have focused on preparation. "After the draft, we turned to game planning and organizing training camp. Every minute of training camp has been organized," Harbaugh said in a recent interview with KNBR.

Will the 49ers bring back Aubrayo Franklin? The team's decision on the free-agent nose tackle could have a domino effect on the rest of the defensive line.

Seattle Seahawks

NFL coaches have been doing different things during the lockout -- Pete Carroll has been spreading his "Win Forever" message around the country in a series of seminars aimed at local coaches and business leaders.

Former Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Frye was charged with drunken driving in South Carolina on Saturday.

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