Around the NFC West: Pace back for Rams

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Bill Coats of Around the Horns says the Rams have cleared Orlando Pace to start at left tackle against the Patriots. That means Adam Goldberg goes back to a reserve role. A thigh injury sidelined Pace against the Cowboys.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee checks in with Mike Singletary after the new 49ers coach met with offensive coordinator Mike Martz. The offense remains Martz's domain.

Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat explains what Martz told Singletary about moving forward together.

Dan Brown of 49ers Hot Read quotes Mike Holmgren as saying, again, that he will take the 2009 season off.

Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says Matt Hasselbeck is not practicing for the Seahawks, but Holmgren still hopes the quarterback can play against the 49ers. Also, Holmgren says he's talked to Julius Jones about a sideline tantrum in Week 7. Jones was upset after coming out of the game during the 2-minute offense.

Darren Urban of azcardinals.com says the immediate future is promising for Anquan Boldin, who is practicing Wednesday, but the receiver's status for Sunday remains undetermined.