Around the NFC West: Boldin not budging
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Jim Corbett of USA Today says Anquan Boldin remains unhappy with the Cardinals. Boldin: "I don't think the relationship can be repaired with the organization. It takes more than, 'Well, we did you wrong and we'll pay you this.' It's not about the money. It was always about the principle. Guys being true to their word. I guess I was expected to uphold my end of the bargain, and it wasn't reciprocated."
Bob Romantic of the East Valley Tribune says the Cardinals are making strides in building the depth required to survive free-agent departures.
Revenge of the Birds' Hawkwind says the Cardinals need to sign coach Ken Whisenhunt to a contract extension.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic says the Cardinals have opened contract negotiations with linebacker Karlos Dansby. Using the franchise tag on Dansby would cost $9.7 million in 2009.
The Arizona Republic pulls from FoxSports.com and the Kansas City Star in detailing Todd Haley's expected departure to the Chiefs.
VanRam of Turf Show Times links to 19 mock drafts, with an emphasis on which players the Rams might select. Tackle Andre Smith shows up repeatedly.
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch clarifies the Rams' front-office structure. General manager Billy Devaney is in charge of player personnel, with input from coach Steve Spagnuolo. Kevin Demoff will negotiate contracts. Also, director of football operations Samir Suleiman is leaving the Rams after nine years with the team. He has interviewed with the Browns.
John Morgan of Field Gulls takes an in-depth look at Seahawks defensive tackle Red Bryant.
Also from Morgan: potential evidence suggesting the Seahawks might not draft a receiver early.
Florida Danny of Niners Nation puts the performance of Jimmy Raye's offenses in perspective.
Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times checks in with Seahawks assistant head coach/defensive line coach Dan Quinn, whose ambition helped him catch Jim Mora's attention years ago.
Also from O'Neil: The Seahawks expect to have a "diverse" and "dynamic" defensive scheme after drawing concepts from people with varied backgrounds.
Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune checks in with Tim Lewis, Quinn and receivers coach Robert Prince. Prince has ties to receiver Reggie Williams.
Also from Williams: a quick look at mock drafts as they pertain to the Seahawks.
Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News uses Jimmy Raye's past offenses to project how current 49ers players might fare. A similar approach told us what to expect from Mike Martz (lots of sacks, relatively few catches for the tight end).
Niners general manager Scot McCloughan says he expects the 49ers to rank among the NFL's top 10 in most salary-cap space heading into free agency.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee looks at potential draft choices for the 49ers with the 10th overall choice.
Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News says the 49ers and Raiders need one another more than either might admit.