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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Around the NFC West: Cutting their losses

By Mike Sando

NFC West teams recently cast aside three relatively high draft choices aged between 23 and 26. The moves showed a willingness to disregard draft status when making decisions.

Whether recent NFC West castoffs O'Brien Schofield, John Moffitt and A.J. Jenkins become key contributors with their new teams is critically important to the players involved. It's less of a consideration for their original teams for a few reasons that come to mind:

Note that the St. Louis Rams have not made such a move to this point in the preseason. They appear willing to allow additional time for 2012 second-round receiver Brian Quick to develop. Running back Isaiah Pead, another second-round pick from that draft class, will be another player to watch. He hasn't made much impact to this point.