- On Thursday, Adam Schefter mentioned that it’s not “implausible” for the Cardinals to explore drafting Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick and then attempt to get a king’s ransom for QB Josh Rosen. (Jordan Reid)
- However, Ian Rapoport checked with a high-ranking Cardinals source, who called the notion of trading Rosen: “Ludicrous. Not happening.”
Cardinals owner Michael Bidwell told reporters that they were they were too far along in their coaching search to consider bringing Bruce Arians back as head coach.
“It’s great that he did, but we were already well down the process before we realized Bruce was potentially serious about [coaching again],” Bidwill said, via AzCentral.com. “There was a lot of talk about Cleveland, but when the Tampa thing started looking real, we were already well down the process here.
“I wish him all the luck in the world.”
- According to Rob Demovsky, Cardinals new HC Kliff Kingsbury has requested permission to talk to Packers WR coach David Raih, who will not be retained in Green Bay.
- Matt Barrows reports that the 49ers denied the Cardinals permission to interview run game coordinator Mike McDaniel for their offensive coordinator position.
- Jeff Darlington reports that the Cardinals are keeping special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers.
Rams HC Sean McVay said that RB Todd Gurley “good to go” for their playoff game against the Cowboys.
“He looks like Todd,” McVay said, via Joe Curley of the Ventura County Star. “He looks like the explosive, great back that we’re used to seeing.”
- Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk writes that former Packers HC Mike McCarthy could still be in play to gain a coaching position with the Seahawks given he is “close friends” with GM John Schneider.
- Florio adds that Seahawks HC Pete Carroll is “moving toward the end” of his tenure with Seattle and it’s possible McCarthy could be the successor at head coach if Schneider remains with the team after Carroll’s departure.
- Brady Henderson of ESPN reports that the Seahawks are firing strength and conditioning coach Chris Carlisle.
- According to Curtis Crabtree, the Seahawks have fired assistant strength and conditioning coaches Monday Gee and Jamie Yanchar along with head trainer Donald Rich.