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3-5-12 Around The NFC West: More Bountygate And Gregg Williams, Franchise Tag, Draft Trades

Today's news from the NFC West has a lot of coverage of Rams DC Gregg Williams and his involvement in the bounty scandal that is currently going on. It is supposed he will get a solid suspension and that it the result of this whole thing will not be good. In other news, there are franchise players and teams getting ready for free agency.

Hit the jump for the links from Monday.

San Francisco 49ers:

Stevie Johnson Agrees To Five Year Contract With Bills - Niners Nation
We take a look at the news that Stevie Johnson is close to a contract extension with the Buffalo Bills

2011 49ers Grades: Alex Smith - Niners Nation
We break down 49ers QB Alex Smith's 2011 season and what to expect heading into 2012.

2012 NFL Free Agency: Previewing the Chicago Bears - Niners Nation
Taking a look at the Chicago Bears' Free Agency needs.

NFL Salary Cap Issues Abound - Niners Nation
We take a look at some of the emerging issues surrounding the NFL's 2012 salary cap.

New Orleans Saints: Bounty Hunters - Niners Nation
We take a look at the news that the New Orleans Saints operated a bounty program under defensive coordinator Gregg Williams

Final Franchise Tag Information - Niners Nation
We take a look at the players that were franchised and what kind of options are out there for the 49ers, particularly at wide receiver.

Seattle Seahawks:

NFL Free Agency 2012: OL Frank Omiyale To Visit Seattle Monday - Field Gulls
Seahawks start with the churn...

NFL Draft 2012: Evaluating QB Depth & A Closer Look At Ryan Tannehill - Field Gulls
While Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III make up what could be considered the elite class of 2012 Draft prospects at the QB position, there are far more than two teams in need of a signal caller.

UPDATED - NFL Free Agency 2012: Franchise, Transition Tag Deadline Monday - Field Gulls
Today is the last day that teams can slap the Franchise Tag/Transition Tag on a player before they hit the open market as an official unrestricted or restricted free agent.

NFL Draft 2012: Scouting Oregon TE/H-Back David Paulson - Field Gulls
Scouting David Paulson, TE Oregon.

St. Louis Rams:

Gregg Williams Bounty Scandal: Lengthy Suspension Likely For St. Louis Rams Defensive Coordinator Says One Report - Turf Show Times

St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams could be facing a six-game suspension or longer for running a bounty program. Will that force the Rams to move on without him?

St. Louis Rams COO Kevin Demoff Weighs In On Gregg Williams Situation - Turf Show Times

The St. Louis Rams leadership spoke out on Gregg Williams situation on Monday. What did the team have to say?

2012 NFL Draft: Could The Eagles Jump In The Mix For The Rams' Second Pick? - Turf Show Times

Could the Eagles be interested in the St. Louis Rams' second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft?

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Is Justin Blackmon Back In The Picture With The Sixth Pick? - Turf Show Times

The St. Louis Rams could possibly trade down to the sixth spot in the 2012 NFL Draft. Would Justin Blackmon be an option if they do?

NFL Free Agents 2012: Cortland Finnegan And Titans Not Talking - Turf Show Times

The Titans and cornerback Cortland Finnegan are not talking contract. Will the St. Louis Rams get in on the free agent?

NFL Franchise Tag 2012: No Tag For Matt Flynn Complicates Market For St. Louis Rams' Second Pick - Turf Show Times

The Green Bay Packers' decision not to tag quarterback Matt Flynn changes the landscape for the St. Louis Rams attempts to trade their second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

VIDEO: Talking Gregg Williams Bounty Program - Turf Show Times

What's next for Gregg Williams and the St. Louis Rams as the NFL investigates the former Saints' coach's bounty program?