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Arizona Cardinals Fly Around the NFC West: Free Agency Mania Edition

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The Arizona Cardinals rolled over hit the snooze button at the start of free agency and haven't so much as hosted a potential free agent signee. That's supposed to change today though as Darren Urban is reporting that three players are in town today to potentially help the corner back and running back situation. Other teams in the NFC West weren't quite as patient though with a couple making significant moves.

  • St. Louis Rams: The Rams made the biggest splash of any teams in the West when they landed Jason Brown, one of the best interior offensive linemen to hit free agency in some time. Brown's soon to be 26 years old and his five year $37.5 million dollar contract will keep him in St. Louis until after the 2013 season. Some other Rams' related free agency rumors involve them shopping Torry Holt and Orlando Pace
  • San Francisco 49ers: The Niners chose to nibble at the free agent pie by signing a couple of role players. They re-signed a couple of their own, Takeo Spikes and Allen Rossum, and added a 30 year old fullback who spent the 2006 and 2007 with them. Moran Norris received a modest three year deal and they also added Brandon Jones, a 26 year old wide reciever who's spent his previous four seasons with the Tennessee Titans. Jones got a five year contract worth an estimated $16.5 million. Despite these two signings though, the biggest news in the Bay Area (and also in Arizona) is that Kurt Warner will come in for a visit today. No one knows how serious Kurt is about San Francisco or even how serious the Niners would be about paying $14 million per season to an aging quarterback.
  • Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks haven't been too busy in free agency either, in fact they basically traded one defensive lineman for another. They signed 29 year old Colin Cole, formerly with the Green Bay Packers, and they lost 29 year old Rocky Bernard to the Giants. Cole agreed to a five year deal worth $21 million but Hawk fans are not completely sold on his abilities quite yet. Seattle remains in the running for TJ Houshmandzadeh but they're not expected the land the former Bengal. Update: The Seattle Seahawks have signed TJ Houshmandzadeh to a five-year, $40 million deal. More work for DRC now. WIth this move, the Cardinals need to sign McFadden for CB support.