While the players union is stuck thumbing through a proposed labor deal that they more than likely will not accept, we twiddle our thumbs waiting for a resolution. For now, let's take a look at what's going on around the division in this week's edition of the NFC West Roundup.
NFL.com news: NFL cancels Aug. 7 Hall of Fame Game between Bears, Rams
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the Hall of Fame Game between the St. Louis Rams and Chicago Bears has been canceled despite league owners voting in favor of a tentative deal to end the lockout, pending players' approval.
Clayton unsure if Seahawks still want Matt Hasselbeck - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
Matt Hasselbeck's services might no longer be wanted in Emerald City. If this is true, expect the Seattle Seahawks to make a hard push at guys like Kyle Orton and Kevin Kolb.
49ers to-do list extensive when lockout officially ends - Sacramento Sports - Kings, 49ers, Raiders, High School Sports | Sacramento Bee
Here is the to-do list of the San Francisco 49ers that must have every item checked off once the lockout is over. With a new coaching staff coming in and tons of uncertainty revolving around the quarterback, the 49ers better make sure they got their I's and cross their T's.
Share a stadium? Get a big NFL loan? The 49ers and Raiders’ tricky road map | Talking Points
Could the Raiders and the 49ers possibly share a stadium much like the Jets and Giants do in New York?
Rams explore roster options as lockout end nears
A link telling you where the Rams lie in terms of the salary cap and what they could be expected to do with the room they do have.
Seahawks outlook: Return to playoffs might be a reach for Seattle - NFL - Sporting News
A look at why the Seattle Seahawks probably won't make the playoffs next season. Obviously we would all love for this to happen, but this is why you play the games. It's a bit early to be discussing which team will win the division when only one of them has a solid starting QB for next season (Sam Bradford).
49ers Blog and Q&A: The corner market: Assessing the available free-agent CBs
A look at free agent cornerbacks, including Nnamdi Asomugha, that could find themselves in the Bay Area next season.
7/19: Should the Seahawks consider replacing Lofa Tatupu? - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
Some people are wondering whether or not it is time for long time Seahawks linebacker, Lofa Tatupu to be replaced.
NFC West dominant team 2014-16 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Mike Sando discusses why the St. Louis Rams are the best positioned team for the long haul in the NFC West.
Audio: Will 8-8 win the NFC West? - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Finally, here is an audio clipping discussing whether or not an 8-8 record in the NFC West would win the division in 2011.