NFC West Notes: Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks

Cardinals

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald says that new QB Sam Bradford has done a good job of picking up the team’s offensive system and has been “great” to work with.

“There’s nothing he can’t do in terms of throwing the football. It’s so effortless,” Fitzgerald said, via the Pioneer Press. “He’s really picked up the system really quickly and helped me along the way, so I’m excited about our future.

  • Fitzgerald also said that he’s open to playing beyond the 2018 season, but would only do so for the Cardinals. (NFLTR)

Rams

Rams WR Brandin Cooks said he’s “overwhelmed with gratitude and just extremely thankful” regarding his new five-year, $80 million extension.

“I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and just extremely thankful,” Cooks said, via TheRams.com. “I would say first and foremost marrying my best friend, that being a highlight of this past month. And then now being able to sign a contract to make this home, I think, is beyond special and speaks volumes to the team on how much they believe in me. And I just want to do everything I can to prove them right.

“I think when you look at it, at this place — even before I was here — you sense something special going on with coach [Sean] McVay and what he’s building and this team and the young energy that’s here. And when I got here for OTAs and offseason workouts, there was a no brainer that this is the place I want to make home for the rest of my career,” Cooks added. “You’ve got guys on the offensive side with our O-line, and our running backs, and our receiving corps — I think we mesh so well, it’s a no-brainer for a guy who wants to have a successful career to want to be here.”

Seahawks

Seahawks DL Jarran Reed mentioned during a radio interview that no one should be concerned about the team’s defensive line entering the 2018 season, despite some notable losses this offseason.

“You lose those guys, but you pick up the younger guys that’s in their steps, such as myself, Frank Clark, Naz Jones, Branden JacksonDion Jordan,” Reed said on ESPN 710 in Seattle. “I don’t think there’s anything to worry about. Those guys left us in great hands; we learned from the best. So everybody’s got to trust us and trust that we’re going to go out and do our job. I don’t think [anybody] should be worried because we’re all hungry, especially to show the world.”

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