NFC Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks




  • Cardinals Kliff Kingsbury said Friday that WRs DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) and Christian Kirk (groin) will be game-time decisions for Sunday’s game against the Panthers.
  • According to Kingsbury, Cardinals CB Dre Kirkpatrick suffered a head injury on Thursday: “We’ve had him checked out and working through that. And, so, once again, he’s one that over the next couple of days we’ll know if he’ll be available or not.” (Josh Weinfuss)
  • OUT for Week 4: S Budda Baker (thumb), S Chris Banjo (hamstring)
  • QUESTIONABLE for Week 4: C Mason Cole (hamstring), LB Dennis Gardeck (foot), WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), LB Devon Kennard (calf), WR Christian Kirk (groin), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion), LB Tanner Vallejo (illness)



Seahawks’ LB Shaquem Griffen was shocked to receive the news he was being cut by the team, but is now back and performing well. He has also received praise from teammates and HC Pete Carroll.

“Definitely a definite surprise for me,” Griffen said, via John Boyle of “I was coming in for the COVID testing and I end up getting called, I’m like thinking it was just a normal day, and then end up being waived. I was like, ‘OK, that was an adjustment.’ The big thing for me, having my brother there was pretty big, I can admit to that. We sat down, we talked for so long, just about the ups and downs, pros and cons to what was going on in my situation. My brother kind of calmed me down to the point where it was like, I can’t always try to understand a situation, understand the why, but just understand there’s a reason. That was a big thing that stuck with me because I can’t control everything. I can’t sit here and try to control something that’s out of our control. So the only thing I could do was just be where my feet are at, and that was at the moment, I got waived, and at the next time it was either I’m going to be on the practice squad or somewhere else, so whatever step came, I was ready to attack that. Going through adversity in the league, it’s nothing compared to what I went through in college. I’m ready for anything. There’s no reason to mope, there’s no reason to get upset, I’m in control of my own destiny. I’m in control of the way I feel about things, negative or positive.”

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