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NFC Notes: Cardinals, Saints, Seahawks

Cardinals

Cardinals HC Steve Wilks mentioned that the No. 2 receiver job behind Larry Fitzgerald is still up for grabs.

“It’s hard to say right now who will be that number two,” Wilks said, via Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ official site. “We’re still working, and those guys understand and know — we talk about it all the time — the best 11 are going to play. We create competition.

Urban notes that Chad Williams, J.J. Nelson, Cobi Hamilton, Brice Butler, and second-round Christian Kirk are competing for the No. 2 position.

Saints

Saints LB Nate Stupar believes he’s at 90 or 95 percent of his way back from the ACL tear he suffered last year.

“I guess so,” Stupar said, via the Advocate. “They say it takes around nine months to be fully cleared and stuff like that. I’m past seven months, and I’m think I’m to that point where I should be cleared soon.

Seahawks

  • Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times agrees that the Seahawks are taking a bit of a risk by not trading S Earl Thomas. However, Condotta explains that if they could only get a third-round pick in trades for him, Seattle was likely better off holding onto Thomas collecting a third-round compensatory pick in 2020.
  • Condotta says that the Seahawks expect Thomas to attend next week’s mandatory minicamp.
  • According to Condotta, the Seahawks have not had any “substantive discussions” on a contract extension for DE Frank Clark, who is holding out for a new deal.
  • Condotta does not think Clark will skip mandatory minicamp since he would be fined $84,435.
  • Though Condotta says to “not rule out” the Seahawks signing a veteran running back such as DeMarco Murray or Alfred Morris, he does not think the team will sign either of them until an injury occurs.

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