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Looking at the Rams, 49ers and Seahawks from SB Nation.

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Hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready to get the week started.

We are here to help, with a look around SB Nation at the NFC West.

Los Angeles Rams via Turf Show Times

FA RB Adrian Peterson interested in joining the “St. Louis” Rams - Turf Show Times
Uh...All Day has it all wrong.

The Fallout to Come From the Aaron Donald Situation - The Ringer
The Rams superstar’s contract dispute will send ripple effects throughout the league

What can the 2018 Las Vegas Golden Knights tell us about sports fandom? - Turf Show Times
What can we learn from the most fascinating story for sports fans in years?

Former NFL agent details negotiations for LA Rams DL Aaron Donald - Turf Show Times
Here’s an informed look at what’s going down behind the curtains.

LA Rams WR Brandin Cooks makes the Ringer’s “contract year all-stars” - Turf Show Times
The Ringer’s Danny Kelly tabbed 13 players in contract years to keep an eye on.

ESPN’s 99 NFL players, coaches, and themes that will define 2018 - Turf Show Times
Plenty of story lines to follow, and a handful will be a part of the Rams’ 2018

Los Angeles Rams: A look back at their 2015 NFL Draft (with grade) - Turf Show Times
With three years in the NFL under their belt, how does the Rams’ 2015 draft haul grade out?

Is LA Rams QB Jared Goff a legit sleeper MVP candidate? - Turf Show Times
Should the third-year quarterback be considered for the league’s top individual award?

Should the Rams break the bank for Aaron Donald? The analytics say yes. - Turf Show Times
NFL Network Analytics Expert Cynthia Frelund breaks down why the Rams need to make this happen.

LBs Littleton and Ebukam key homegrown pieces for the 2018 LA Rams - Turf Show Times
Rosenthal mentions the two defenders as key pieces for the Rams in 2018.

San Francisco 49ers via Niners Nation

Reuben Foster does individual work, no team drills at 49ers Wednesday OTA - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers welcomed Reuben Foster back to practice last week, and it would appear he is going to take some time working his way up the depth chart. On Wednesday, the 49ers held their...

49ers news: DC Robert Saleh talks Reuben Foster, Solomon Thomas, Pita T after second open practice - Niners Nation
The 49ers defensive coordinator met with the media following the second open practice of spring. We’ve got a full transcript, and you can watch video here.

49ers news: What we learned in week two of 2018 OTAs - Niners Nation
Updates on Foster, Taylor, Day, Goodwin, Bourne and Breida from the second open practice of OTAs

49ers draft picks 2018: Scouting report on DB Tarvarius Moore - Niners Nation
We take a closer look at the 49ers’ third round pick.

49ers depth chart: Pita Taumoepenu put on 10 pounds, competing at SAM, LEO positions - Niners Nation
This is a big chance given the offseason roster transactions.

Jimmie Ward competing for corner position - Niners Nation
Looks like there’s no slot work at the moment.

Solomon Thomas speaks out on behalf of his sister to bring awareness to depression and suicide prevention - Niners Nation
Much respect to Thomas who shared one of the toughest things that has happened in his life to hopefully save others

Jaquiski Tartt, Kyle Juszczyk, Richard Sherman have the most random Twitter exchange - Niners Nation
I don’t even know where to begin. Vaseline?

49ers should prepare for a Super Bowl run every year - Niners Nation
Rebuilding or not, that is the mentality the team should have—or there’s problems.

Arik Armstead discusses his new weight, new role and the new season 2018 - Niners Nation
Finally, in his fourth season as a 49er, Armstead will be in the same system for two consecutive years

Peter Schrager on Kyle Shanahan: “That guy knows how to draw up a play and he knows how to run a team.” - Niners Nation
The FS1 reporter and co-host of Good Morning Football is Matt Maiocco’s latest guest and has a lot of good things to say about the San Francisco 49ers from the national media perspective.

49ers OTAs 2018: So Jimmy Garoppolo may have struggled with the long ball, don’t be too concerned - Niners Nation
When word came out that Jimmy G wasn’t having a good deep balls, some may have panicked. Don’t worry about that.

Seattle Seahawks via Field Gulls

3 reasons for optimism about the new-look Seahawks pass rush - Field Gulls
One of the biggest question marks surrounding the Seattle Seahawks entering the 2018 season is "What will become of the pass rush?" With the Legion of Boom getting an overhaul at cornerback and...

Seahawks undrafted free agents: What each could bring to the team - Field Gulls
With rookie minicamp and OTAs in the rear view mirror, the Seattle Seahawks’ UDFA class heading into training camp is more or less established. As it stands, Seattle will enter camp with five...

Seahawks G D.J. Fluker looks to improve stock with healthy season - Field Gulls
I am guessing that for the first time in his career, Russell Wilson will throw fewer passes than he did the season before. Wilson’s pass attempts have increased for five successive seasons, going...

Seattle Seahawks sign veteran ex-Giants, Jets WR Brandon Marshall - Field Gulls
The Seattle Seahawks have added six-time Pro Bowl selection Brandon Marshall to the roster. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Marshall has signed a one-year deal worth up to $2 million, and...

Seahawks sign Brandon Marshall: Why it’s ok to be optimistic - Field Gulls
Brandon Marshall, he of three games played in 2018, and three years removed from productivity, is a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

There are legitimate reasons to pooh-pooh the move, to express...

Video: Seattle Seahawks’ Legion of Boom was assembled from scraps - Field Gulls
The biggest news out of last week’s OTAs for the Seattle Seahawks was a position switch, or rather, a side of the field switch. Sophomore cornerback Shaquill Griffin had made the change over to the...

Seahawks scout Jim Nagy to become the Senior Bowl’s Executive Director - Field Gulls
The Seattle Seahawks are losing another member of their personnel department. Former director of pro personnel Dan Morgan was named director of player personnel for the Buffalo Bills earlier in May...

Tyler Lockett 2018 fantasy projection: Seahawks WR needs a breakout - Field Gulls
While much of the discussion this offseason has centered around the Seattle Seahawks’ new defensive look, there are just as many question marks surrounding their offense, particularly around...

Seahawks S Kam Chancellor injury update: Sike, no there isn’t - Field Gulls
If you were waiting for Kam Chancellor to speak on his injury, you were rewarded on Wednesday with him speaking on his injury. If you were hoping for any actual information that would give us a...

New Seahawks OC Brian Schottenheimer talks up importance of establishing the run - Field Gulls
If you wanted the Seattle Seahawks to become a pass-heavy offense by nature instead of being forced into it through a horrendous running game, then Brian Schottenheimer is not the offensive...

Seahawks undrafted free agents: What each could bring to the team - Field Gulls
On Tuesday, we previewed the Seattle Seahawks’ UDFAs on the offensive side of the ball. Those five rookies don’t move the needle much and beyond fullback Khalid Hill and/or guard Skyler Phillips,...

Chris Carson expects Seahawks RBs to catch more passes under new OC - Field Gulls
The Seattle Seahawks threw a little more than 100 passes to running backs in 2017, almost half of which went to J.D. McKissic. That was a significant uptick from the eight targets over four games...