Training camp preview: Rest of the NFC West 

click to enlarge Richard Sherman and the Seahawks will have all eyes on them this season as the defending Super Bowl champion. - AP FILE PHOTO
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  • Richard Sherman and the Seahawks will have all eyes on them this season as the defending Super Bowl champion.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

OPEN CAMP: Friday

CAMP NEEDS: Not much for champs to solve. Defensive line depth took hit in free agency, but Seattle has young talent that rarely saw the field last season. Deciding starter at OLB between Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith and Bruce Irvin. Finding WR depth behind Percy Harvin and Doug Baldwin. RT and LG will be positions to watch on offensive line.

ARIZONA CARDINALS

OPEN CAMP: Friday

CAMP NEEDS: ILBs Daryl Washington and Karlos Dansby were heart of defense that ranked sixth, but Washington suspended for year for violating NFL substance abuse policy. Dansby departed via free agency. Second-year pro Kevin Minter, who played one down on defense last season, is penciled in at one spot. The other seems to be open competition. Also competition at RG, RT and TE. Cardinals plan expanded role for Andre Ellington as feature back. Also are looking for third receiver to replace Andre Roberts.

ST. LOUIS RAMS

OPEN CAMP: Friday

CAMP NEEDS: QB Sam Bradford and LT Jake Long, both coming off knee surgery, will be eased into mix. Greg Robinson, who starred at left tackle for Auburn's national runner-up, was second overall pick, but begins NFL career at guard. Ultra-aggressive coordinator Greg Williams will begin to put his stamp on defense. — AP

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