Monday, July 9, 2012
NFC West links: Aldon Smith's offseason
By ESPN.com staff
There's no offseason as far as Larry Fitzgerald is concerned, as the Cardinals receiver leads a workout at the University of Minnesota on Monday.
San Francisco 49ers
Rookie wide receiver A.J. Jenkins, who is listed at 6-foot and 192 pounds, will need to bulk up to compete in press coverage, according to Pro Football Weekly's Dan Arkush.
There's one way to describe Aldon Smith's latest behavior, says the San Francisco Chronicle's Kevin Lynch, who says the the linebacker's troubles are a "a cry for help."
Most in the NFL thought Tatupu was done when even Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, Lofa Tatupu’s coach at USC, decided not to keep him. The Boston Globe's Greg A. Bedard profiles the former Seattle draft pick.
St. Louis Rams
The biggest aide to James Laurinaitis' jump from above-average middle linebacker to Pro Bowl middle linebacker is new coach Jeff Fisher's defensive system, says NFL.com's Brian McIntyre.