Here's a look around the NFC West as the Seahawks head into this Saturday's game against Chicago.
He may be the best linebacker on the team, but Leroy Hill is not paid like it. That will all change after this season when his contract is up. Frank Hughes of The News Tribune talks to Hill about his contract situation.
The days keep ticking by and still no sign of center Chris Spencer working with the team. Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald ask when Spencer, out with a back injury, may be back for the Hawks
A story on Maurice Morris looking for his shot to start in Seattle. He certainly took advantage of his first opportunity against Minnesota last week.
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Tim Booth of the Associated Press checks in with Courtney Taylor, who says he's ready to help fill the void left by the injured Bobby Engram.
San Francisco 49ers
Still no word who San Francisco's starting quarterback will be, although J.T. O'Sullivan may be edging ahead of Alex Smith and Shaun Hill.
Kevin Lynch of Niners Insider talks about how the three quarterbacks have responded to questions about the competition, with both Hill and Smith using humor to defuse the tension, while O'Sullivan has been a bit on the defensive.
Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News also offers his take on the quarterback situation.
San Francisco Chronicle columnist Ray Ratto writes about this weekend's quarterback matchup between the 49ers O'Sullivan and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, a Cal product coming back home.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat catches up with 49ers offensive coordinator Mike Martz and talks about bringing O'Sullivan up to speed. O'Sullivan didn't take any snaps with the first team the first five days of training camp. Martz also had some interesting things to say about Tacoma native and Detroit Lions quarterback Jon Kitna, saying he liked Kitna's toughness and his aggressive approach to the game.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Cardinals said there's no update yet available on the severity of rookie cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie ankle injury, suffered midway through Tuesday afternoon's practice. Rodgers-Cromartie rolled the ankle and was carted off the field.
Somers also writs about the Cardinals' pursuit to duplicate the success they had in the red zone last season, scoring touchdowns 68 percent of the time in 2007.
St. Louis Rams
The two sides are reportedly talking, but running back Stephen Jackson has reached Day 19 in his training camp hold out.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell says it's past time for Jackson to get to camp.
Receiver Derek Stanly, a seventh-round draft pick out of Division III University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is getting a look at defensive back because the Rams are depleted at that position. Stanley was a two-way player in college.
And here's a feature on young Rams' receiver Donnie Avery.