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Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer cites seven mock drafts to get a feel for what the Seahawks might do with the fourth overall draft choice. Four favor Michael Crabtree. Malcolm Jenkins, B.J. Raji and Jason Smith comprise the other choices.
Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times provides a transcript of Jim Mora's interview with KJR radio in Seattle. Mora on whether Bobby Engram wants to return: "I believe that he does. I believe that Bobby at some point would like to be part of this organization. Not as a player, but a part of this organization in some capacity. And he's indicated that to me so I think that that gives you some wiggle room."Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune also did some transcribing. Mora: "I think if Matt Hasselbeck is healthy for 16 weeks this team has a chance to do some special things because he's an outstanding player. And we'd love to see that happen. And right now all indications are that he's going to be fine."
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic sizes up five key contract situations facing the Cardinals this offseason. He suggests the team might again use the franchise tag on Karlos Dansby.
Also from Somers: He confirms Jeff Rutledge's firing as quarterbacks coach.
Darren Urban of azcardinals.com explains why the Cardinals might want to revisit Antrel Rolle's contract sooner rather than later.
Tom FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle casts the 49ers' recent roster moves as Mike Singletary's moves. FitzGerald on Keith Lewis: "Lewis, a Sacramento native who was a sixth-round pick by the 49ers out of Oregon in 2004, couldn't displace Mark Roman in the lineup the last two years even though Roman didn't have a single interception in that time."
Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News says the 49ers have no comment on Jonas Jennings' likely release. A shoulder injury sidelined Jennings most of last season. Here's what general manager Scot McCloughan said in November: "Everybody's built different and some guys are more injury-prone than others, but there's no reason why he can't come back from this once rehab's over and play again. There's no reason, whatsoever."
David Fucillo of Niners Nation takes a look at how the 49ers' tight ends fared in 2008.
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says Ron Milus, the Rams' secondary coach in 2008, will take a similar job with the Panthers. The Rams already hired the Panthers' linebackers coach, Ken Flajole, as defensive coordinator. The Panthers' former secondary coach, Tim Lewis, is also in the NFC West, with Seattle.
VanRam of Turf Show Times outlines five "improvements" fans won't see at a renovated Edward Jones Dome, including "Richie Incognito's 'I can't hear you' interactive scoreboard."