Programming note: Bound for the Rams

Good morning, NFC West.

I'll be boarding a plane for St. Louis and traveling much of the day. The expectation will be to connect during the flight and continue posting to the blog, but any veteran traveler knows better than to take anything for granted at 35,000 feet. So, if something big happens in the NFC West and you don't hear from me right away, it probably means I'll be playing catchup upon landing.

The Rams are finishing a rookie practice Friday. The full squad will be on the practice field Sunday. I'll be getting acquainted with them well into next week before heading to Canton for annual festivities at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including Cortez Kennedy's induction and the Arizona Cardinals' exhibition opener. Then it's back to Seattle for some time with the Seahawks, followed by trips later in camp to see the San Francisco 49ers and Cardinals.

Back as time and opportunity permit.