Around the NFC West: Draft warning rookies

Posted by ESPN.com staff

Arizona Cardinals

San Francisco 49ers

  • San Francisco Chronicle reporter Kevin Lynch ponders some "ifs" for the upcoming season.

  • The Niners are concentrating on "safety first," according to Matt Maiocco.

  • The Youngstown Vindicator's Tom Williams wants coach Mike Singletary to focus on choosing a quarterback.

Seattle Seahawks

  • The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neill links to an amusing piece by The Onion on what receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh gets when he orders himself at restaurants.

St. Louis Rams

  • Meet Derius Swinton: the second-youngest coach in the league and recently-hired quality control/special teams coach for the Rams.

  • Rams linebacker Chris Draft is serving as a panelist at the rookie symposium, warning rookies about mistakes to avoid.