Tuesday, July 17, 2012
NFC West links: Lynch signing questioned
By ESPN.com staff
As training camp nears, the Arizona Republic's Kent Somers assesses the quarterback situation between Kevin Kolb and John Skelton.
San Francisco 49ers
Who will have a breakout season in 2012? One important voter is 49ers CEO Jed York, who responded to a reader's Twitter question by answering Kyle Williams.
The San Francisco Chronicle's Kevin Lynch examines the 49ers' backfield, giving much responsibility and praise to Frank Gore.
Safety Dashon Goldson tries to have a positive outlook on his contract status: "If I have to play for the tag, I'll play for the tag. But any guy would love long-term security. ... If not, I'll still be a 49er."
Marshawn Lynch was a risky signing by the Seahawks even when you discounted his previous off-field issues. And following his weekend arrest, Seattle's decision making appears even more questionable, says NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.
The Seahawks shouldn't depend too much on reclamation projects, like Mike Williams, says Seattle Times columnist Jerry Brewer.
St. Louis Rams
Chris Long and James Laurinaitis both finish out their rookie deals this season, which could create plenty of franchise tag questions in 2013.