NFC West writers debate how the Cardinals, Rams and 49ers made moves to try to close the gap.
Rams' offense young and getting younger
The rebuild of the St. Louis Rams' offensive line could result in the youngest offensive unit in the league next season. Offenses built for future (Insider)
ESPN's NFL Nation reporters discuss the hot topics in video form regarding each of their teams, including Cam Newton, RG III and Carson Palmer.
Aaron Schatz uses Football Outsiders' snap-weighted age metric to determine which offenses are getting younger and rebuilding with an eye toward the future.
A Missouri state lawmaker asked a judge to block Gov. Jay Nixon from working on plans to build a new NFL stadium in St. Louis.
Future Power Rankings: Rams no. 17
St. Louis' losing records over the past three years is baffling given their talent on the field. This year, QB Nick Foles and first-time offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti will take their crack at the NFC West title. Future Power Rankings (Insider)
Louis Riddick, John Clayton and Mike Sando team up to rank every NFL team based on which are best positioned to be successful for the long haul.
Russell Wilson -- He's no backup
Russell Wilson's $1.54M base salary is in line with his draft position, but consider this: Eight backup QBs are scheduled to make a higher base salary than Wilson next season, including THIRD STRINGER Charlie Whitehurst.
NFC West writers weigh in on their early impressions of the relatively anonymous 49ers head coach.
At 32 and in a new role, how is Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald viewed among the teams in the NFC West?
Rams: RB Todd Gurley tells SiriusXM Radio his ACL rehab is going well; will be re-evaluated in the next few weeks
Yates: Not worth extending Foles now
Insider Field Yates notes that an early deal for Nick Foles could turn into a team-friendly deal but there are too many unknowns to lock him up now. Patience can pay off (Insider)
The Rams could get a team-friendly deal by extending QB Nick Foles' contract now, but it's a risky proposition. Field Yates breaks down both sides of the situation.
Is Nick Foles the type of QB capable of helping them get over the hump? The NFC West division writers try to answer that question.
Now that the Seahawks have the dangerous Jimmy Graham, how will the other NFC West teams defend him?
With offseason workouts and minicamps in the rearview mirror and training camps just a few weeks away, we assess the St. Louis Rams' offseason moves.
Gurley aiming for training camp return
Rams RB Todd Gurley's rehab from an ACL tear is progressing well: "Just to be able to get out there and do at least some individual stuff. It's looking pretty realistic." (via NFL's website)
Rams: Nick Wagoner assigns letter grade to team's offseason; identifies best move (Foles) and riskiest move (O-line)
With Frank Cignetti in charge, the Rams have simplified play calling and are using more zone-blocking schemes to help the offensive line.
Todd Gurley has his eye on being able to participate in at least a portion of practice when St. Louis Rams training camp opens at the end of July.
With all of the turnover the team has experienced, do the Niners still strike as much fear in the hearts of the NFC West?
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