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Thursday, February 12, 2009
Around the NFC West: Heat for Boldin's agent

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger says Anquan Boldin's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, caused a stir by suggesting Plaxico Burress, Chad Johnson and Boldin were available for trade. Garafalo: "Giants assistant general manager Kevin Abrams notified the rest of the league that the Giants had not authorized Rosenhaus to pursue trade scenarios on Burress' behalf, and that any inquiries about Burress' availability would constitute tampering. Another person informed of the situation said Rosenhaus sent out another e-mail yesterday in which he clarified he doesn't have permission to seek a trade for any of the three clients he listed.

Revenge of the Birds' Hawkwind sizes up the Cardinals' restricted free agents, suggesting Gabe Watson could carry extra value.

Florida Danny of Niners Nation cites sport psychology in breaking down the 49ers' offense under Mike Martz. One conclusion: "Martz has had a habit throughout his career -- except for a year in which he had one of the greatest groups of offensive talent ever -- of failing to put his players in positions where they can perform at the highest level possible."

Don Banks of SI.com isn't sure what to make of the Seahawks' Jim Mora and the 49ers' Mike Singletary heading into the 2009 season. He expects Mora to be wiser for past experiences, but he's not sure what Mora is inheriting. The feeling is understandable. Matt Hasselbeck's viability remains a key variable.

Rob Staton's Seahawks Draft Blog tracks mock drafts and other draft-related developments with an eye toward the Seahawks and sometimes the division.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams' Torry Holt has signed up with Orlando Pace's agent. The team could be speaking with both players about salary adjustments. Thomas: "[Agent Kennard] McGuire is expected to meet with Rams officials, specifically new executive vice president of football operation-chief operating officer Kevin Demoff, at the NFL scouting combine next week in Indianapolis to discuss courses of action with Holt and Pace."