NFC West training camp one-liners

Former 49ers coach Mike Nolan might need ear plugs when he visits San Francisco this week.

Mike Singletary is giving RB Frank Gore and WR Isaac Bruce the night off for their preseason opener, even though both are healthy.

Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis has quietly missed ten days of 49ers practice.

The 49ers call their version of the Wildcat offense the “taser.”  (Maybe opponents will yell this.)

Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo has won over the Rams locker room quickly.

Number two overall pick Jason Smith looks better blocking in the running game than on pass attempts.

Rams QB Marc Bulger could play up to three quarters against the Jets in their first preseason game.

Rams DT Adam Carriker is struggling with injuries again.

The Cardinals were forced to watch tape of last year’s Super Bowl before their preseason opener, and it wasn’t fun.

Arizona’s preseason opener may help to untangle their tight end battle.

Cardinals WR Jerheme Urban has stood out in practices, but he can’t climb higher than fourth on the depth chart.

Cardinals CBs Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Bryant McFadden complement each other well.

The Seahawks got C Chris Spencer back faster than expected

Clare Farnesworth gives an enlightening look on the different receiver positions in Seattle’s offense. 

Seattle LT Walter Jones finally returned to practice Thursday and worked with the scout team.

Aaron Curry will play some defensive end in the team’s opener to see how well he rushes the passer.