NFC West: Marshall Fualk

Posted by's Mike Sando

Tom FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle takes a closer look at 49ers quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan, a huge "Lost" fan whose favorite movies include "The Big Lebowski" and "North Shore" (a 1987 surfer film). This is the best story I've read about O'Sullivan.

Also from FitzGerald: says the 49ers haven't announced a starting receiver opposite Isaac Bruce. He lists Bryant Johnson and Arnaz Battle as likely candidates.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic wonders if Plaxico Burress' new deal with the Giants becomes a blueprint for what Boldin might get from the Cardinals. Both players have the same agent. Burress had three years remaining on his existing deal, as does Boldin.

Also from Somers: Arizona readies itself to face O'Sullivan, and Watson might need a couple weeks of practice before returning.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams are focusing on Eagles running back Brian Westbrook. Defensive back Ron Bartell called Westbrook one of the top three backs in the league. Last season, Westbrook joined former Ram Marshall Faulk and current Ram Steven Jackson as the only players in NFL history with 1,300 yards rushing and 750 yards receiving in the same season.

Steve Korte of the Belleville News-Democrat reports the Rams' Jackson says he'll have no trouble carrying a heavy load against the Eagles. Has a running back ever said he didn't want the ball?

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