NFC WEST Arizona Cardinals Off-season newsmakers: The Cards lost both their coordinators — Todd Haley (offense) to KC and Clancy Pendergast was fired. They lost DE Antonio Brown, but kept most of their free agents and added CB Bryant McFadden.
Needs: RB and OLB.
The buzz: Just imagine how lethal the Arizona offense could be with a young back.
St. Louis Rams Offseason newsmakers: Steve Spagnuolo, mastermind of the New York Giants defense, was hired as head coach and promptly oversaw the release of WR Torry Holt and OT Orlando Pace.
Needs: OT and WR.
The buzz: As much as "Spags" will want to zero in on that defense, the Rams have to address those gaping holes left by Pace and Holt.
San Francisco 49ers Offseason newsmakers: Interim coach Mike Singletary was promoted to the head post and looked to implement a new and tougher attitude in an organization that once was the envy of the league.
Needs: OLB and WR.
The buzz: Singletary is going to want to build that defense, so why not start at the position — linebacker — he dominated all those years on his way to the Hall of Fame.
Seattle Seahawks Offseason newsmakers: Out went Mike Holmgren and in came former Atlanta boss Jim Mora. WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh should upgrade the passing game. LB Julian Peterson was traded to Detroit and Leonard Weaver went to Philly.
Needs: DT and OT.
The buzz: The Seahawks could bypass their biggest needs and take a quarterback, but star OT Walter Jones is 35 years old. This is a good timeto strike for a franchise left tackle.
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