NFC Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks



49ers HC Kyle Shanahan admitted that LT Trent Williams was a “little bit off” last weekend but he’s confident Williams will get it “corrected.”

“It depends on what you mean,” Williams said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “If you’re talking about pass (protection), I was credited (with allowing) half a sack from the coaches, and I feel like I could have done that play a little better. But the quarterback got to moving around and things happen.

  • Shanahan announced that C.J. Beathard will now serve as the 49ers backup to Jimmy Garoppolo over Nick Mullens
  • Shanahan mentioned that WR Deebo Samuel has tested negative for COVID-19 twice since he started feeling sick. Samuel has had some aches and fever earlier in the week, but under current protocols, if you have symptoms from any illness, you must pass multiple tests before re-entering the building. (Nick Wagoner)
  • Shanahan said they’ll need to add another CB before Sunday’s game, considering that they’re set to be without Emmanuel Moseley (concussion), Dontae Johnson (groin) and K’Waun Williams (knee, hip) and with Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring) is questionable. 
  • Nick Wagoner notes that practice squad CBs Brian Allen and Tim Harris could be among the team’s options.
  • OUT for Week 5: DE Ezekiel Ansah (biceps), CB Dontae Johnson (groin), CB Emmanuel Moseley (concussion), CB K’Waun Williams (knee, hip)
  • QUESTIONABLE for Week 5: RB Raheem Mostert (knee), WR Deebo Samuel (illness), CB Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring)


  • Regarding the news that the Jets had a player possibly produce a positive test on Friday, Cardinals GM Steve Keim said they’re open to playing the game as scheduled: “As long as it follows all league protocols, I’m for playing the game on time.” (Bob McManaman)
  • Keim added that plans are still ongoing for the Cardinals to depart for New York on Friday.
  • Keim said he’s “very, very disappointed” with the play of the team the past few weeks, particularly their star players: “I am very, very disappointed with the way we’ve played the last two weeks. It comes down to making plays and executing and to be quite frank with you, we’ve got a lot of guys making a lot of money and when you see players who are making an exorbitant amount of money, those guys have to be productive and in my opinion, our stars have not played like stars, so to speak.” (Bob McManaman)
  • Cardinals S Budda Baker said the surgery on his right thumb “went well” and “everything went as planned.” According to Baker, his finger has started to improve each day but he still has his right hand wrapped. (Josh Weinfuss)
  • OUT for Week 5: LB Devon Kennard (calf) 
  • QUESTIONABLE for Week 5: S Chris Banjo (hamstring), TE Darrell Daniels (thigh), and DE Jordan Phillips (illness) 


Rams HC Sean McVay told reporters on Thursday that rookie RB Cam Akers has looked good and is in line to return this weekend. 

“Akers is looking good,” McVay said, per Pro Football Talk. “Unless he has a setback, he’ll be ready to play this week.”

  • McVay mentioned that they will move rookie OLB Terrell Lewis to the active roster tomorrow. (Lindsey Thiry)
  • OUT for Week 5: T Bobby Evans (shoulder)
  • QUESTIONABLE for Week 5: CB Troy Hill (ankle), LB Micah Kiser (groin)


  • Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said there’s no decision yet on whether DT Damon Harrison will play on Sunday or not. (John Boyle)
  • Carroll explained that Harrison and Jonathan Bullard have done enough this week to be options for this weekend’s game but they won’t determine their status until closer to game time. (Curtis Crabtree)
  • Carroll said “there’s a really good chance” CB Quinton Dunbar will play this week. (Boyle)
  • As for rookie LB Jordyn Brooks, Carroll mentioned that he’s taken a positive turn, but they still might hold him out another week to get healthy. 
  • Carroll indicated S Jamal Adams will be able to return for the Oct. 25 game against Arizona. (Bob Condotta)
  • OUT for Week 5: S Jamal Adams (groin)
  • QUESTIONABLE for Week 5: LB Jordyn Brooks (knee), CB Quinton Dunbar (knee), S Delano Hill (back), RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder), G Mike Iupati (knee, back)

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