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Around the NFC West with SB Nation

Checking out around the NFC West with SB Nation.

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

As the NFC West offseason comes on in full force, there is still plenty of good news and information coming out of the rest of the NFC West SB Nation camps. Let’s get a look around the rest of the NFC West with SB Nation.

Los Angeles Rams via Turf Show Times

LA Rams waive OLB Carlos Thompson - Turf Show Times
The Rams have made a bit of a surprise move in releasing the second-year Ram.

ESPN’s Mike Clay’s statistical projections for 2018 LA Rams - Turf Show Times
Time to get into some baseline projections.

Are the LA Rams QBs in the bottom half of the NFL? ESPN thinks so. - Turf Show Times
The Rams’ QB group doesn’t come in the top 16 spots in their updated QB Confidence rankings.

LA Rams stadium cost balloons to $4.25b - Turf Show Times
New car, caviar, four-star daydream, think I’ll buy me a football team...

Projected NFC West lineups has LA Rams without a single rookie starter - Turf Show Times
The Rams’ 2018 roster is strong enough that we might not see a single rookie on the field in Week 1.

LA Rams in line for three compensatory picks in 2019 NFL Draft - Turf Show Times
Rams GM Les Snead will have a bit more capital to work with next year.

San Francisco 49ers via Niners Nation

49ers OTAs preview: Youngsters looking to show out at safety - Niners Nation
The 49ers decided to go younger at safety. It opens the door for a lot of opportunities.

Source: 49ers to introduce new alternate uniform for 2018 - Niners Nation
This would likely replace the black alternates used the past three seasons.

John Lynch: A franchise quarterback isn’t ‘just one of the guys,’ but Jimmy Garoppolo has ‘an ability to be just one of the guys’ - Niners Nation
Jimmy G is settling in nicely.

What’s next for Reuben Foster after dramatic preliminary hearing - Niners Nation
Thursday was quite the day in court for San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster. His ex-girlfriend had her day in court, formally recanting the statement she made to police when she pressed...

Arik Armstead recovering from minor foot surgery, should be good to go for OTAs - Niners Nation
Ian Rapoport is reporting he might miss a little bit of OTAs, but likely very little of it.

NFL top 25 players under age 25: DeForest Buckner an easy inclusion, but who might be next? - Niners Nation
The 49ers have some intriguing young talent, particularly on defense.

Managing your expectations - what will be “good enough” for the 49ers record in 2018 - Niners Nation
The 49ers ended 2017 on a high note, what 2018 season record will be satisfactory for fans?

Seattle Seahawks via Field Gulls

2018 Seahawks preview: Who win the number 3 WR job in Seattle? - Field Gulls
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had four very clear leading targets in 2017, and half of them are gone. Doug Baldwin has been Seattle’s obvious number one for each of the last five...

This is the one area where the 2018 Seahawks need to improve the most - Field Gulls
Seattle Seahawks fans should know by now what Pete Carroll loves to preach. I can hear him say it now...

"Can you win a game in the first quarter?… Can you win the game in the second quarter? …...

Why the 2018 draft means the Seahawks win the next four Super Bowls - Field Gulls
Saturday I took a rambling look at the first three players the Seattle Seahawks took in the 2018 NFL Draft, and in this piece I’m going to blabber on about the final six selections the team made in...

Which player from the 2013 Seattle Seahawks would you want on the 2018 roster? - Field Gulls
It’s been five years since the Seattle Seahawks embarked on an unforgettable journey towards capturing the team’s first Super Bowl win in franchise history. As expected, there’s been plenty of...

Frank Clark’s sack total suggests big things ahead - Field Gulls
Since the start of 2016, there are 16 players who have at least 19 sacks. At the end of that list is a three-way tie between players who all play different positions: defensive tackle Aaron Donald,...

Why Mike Solari as offensive line coach may be bad for Pete Carroll - Field Gulls
Earlier this offseason I looked at how coaching firings have followed Seattle Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald through both his pro and college career. Following up on that, it appears as though...

CBs Dontae Johnson & Akeem King, DT Shamar Stephen: some new Seahawks - Field Gulls
Often, the players signed under the radar make a big difference