NFC West links: San Francisco's advantage

April, 9, 2013
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Arizona Cardinals

Former Cardinal quarterback Kevin Kolb on his departure from Arizona: “There was a lot of stuff behind the scenes,” Kolb said of his final months with the Cardinals. “It was interesting how it all played out. But without going into too much detail, I wasn’t totally shocked it happened. ... But there was a bit of a surprise there when it happened, even though a lot of arrows pointed in that direction. There were certain things being said that I tried to believe, but at the same time I was trying to cover all my bases as well. That’s the best way to put it.”

Raising Zona writes that the Cardinals' focus in the draft should now shift to the offensive line.

St. Louis Rams

Could UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin be a player the Rams have their eye on?

Three Rams players recently worked on a project as part of the Clinton Global Initiative.

San Francisco 49ers

NFL.com's Chris Wesseling looks at some of the 49ers' needs heading into the draft.

Having Colin Kaepernick locked up in a cap-friendly deal has allowed playoff teams like the 49ers to be aggressive in the offseason. From Jarrett Bell of USA Today: "By striking gold with quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a second-round pick in 2011, the 49ers are in the midst of a virtual rookie cap honeymoon. Under terms of the new rookie scale, Kaepernick can't get another contract until after this season, allowing for a huge advantage as the 49ers tie up pieces around him. Kaepernick, 25, one of the youngest QBs to start a Super Bowl, counts just $1.398 million against the cap -- a scant 1.1% slice."

Seattle Seahawks

Warren Moon says the addition of Percy Harvin was "a big coup" for the Seahawks.

The Seahawks on Monday signed wide receiver Brett Swain.

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