Programming note: Bound for 49ers

Good morning, NFC West. Our training camp tour continues with a trip to see the San Francisco 49ers at their Santa Clara headquarters Thursday and Friday. I'll be boarding a plane Thursday morning and arriving in time for the midday practice. Our regularly scheduled Thursday chat won't fit into the schedule.

In the meantime, I'll be putting together our "Camp Confidential" file for the Arizona Cardinals, expected to appear on the blog Friday. It's already clear this Cardinals team will be tougher to figure than the one we sized up last summer.

There wasn't a chance to assemble the usual "Around the NFC West" item before heading to the airport this morning, but there are a few angles I'll pursue in separate items as the day progresses.

Not to worry, St. Louis Rams fans. We'll have reports from Rams camp before long.

Back in a bit.