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Harvey Dahl heading to St. Louis

Posted by Brad On July – 29 – 2011
If you want to make an omelet, you need to break some eggs. Harvey Dahl is one of said eggs. The Falcons are going for the gusto this offseason in an attempt to dethrone the current NFC Champion Green Bay Packers, so, as expected, RG Harvey Dahl is the odd man out in Atlanta.

Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 6th-year veteran has reached an agreement to join the Rams. Terms are undisclosed. The nasty, bulldozing Dahl/Clabo combo on the right side of Atlanta’s offensive line was considered the heart & soul of the team, but the Falcons have bought plenty of insurance in the last few drafts against the eventual free agency defection of Dahl in the form of Mike Johnson, Joe Hawley and Garrett Reynolds, so the offense should move ahead without missing a beat.

Dahl will start at RG in St. Louis, bringing a healthy dose of spit & vinegar to a talented, young unit. The Rams have yet to make a huge splash in free agency, instead going with solid, self-made “glue guys” like Dahl and S Quintin Mikell to plug holes and add some veteran leadership.  

NFC West Free Agency Update

Posted by Brad On July – 26 – 2011
It’s Official: “Teflon” Alex Smith Re-ups with 49ers
Alex Smith has reportedly signed a one-year deal worth roughly $5 million to stay on as the QB in San Francisco. As NFL’s Future touched on in our recent article about Harbaugh and Smith, the table seems to be set for an all-time NFL redemption story if Harbaugh’s faith in Smith proves to be justified.
Are Teams Cooling to Kolb?

Interesting moves in San Francisco and Seattle today. Of equal interest is the “process of elimination” happening with Kevin Kolb as a result of today’s QB carousel. It appears that the Seahawks and ‘Niners are out of the running for Kolb’s services. Only a few weeks ago, it seemed a mortal lock that Kolb would find his new address in the NFC West, but should Arizona decide to go with a more economical option at QB, like Kyle Orton, what becomes of the Eagles’ backup? Has Andy Reid overestimated Kolb’s trade value? Are teams just not sold on Kolb’s NFL body of work? Stay tuned.

Rams Quietly Get A Lot Better With Mikell

The Rams’ signing of safety Quintin Mikell to a 4-year deal will likely be little more than an afterthought at the end of a very busy day in NFL news. Don’t tell that to Steve Spagnuolo, who’s surely thrilled to get a rock-solid, consistent (at least 74 tackles in the past four seasons) enforcer at (arguably) the Rams’ weakest position. Mikell is familiar with Spags’ scheme from their time together in Philadelphia, so he should make a seamless transition into the starting lineup and be productive right from Jump Street. St. Louis GM Bill Devaney is quietly building a winner.

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