NFC Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Seahawks



  • 49ers’ HC Kyle Shanahan says that QB Jimmy Garoppolo will not be practicing on Wednesday. (Matt Barrows)
  • When asked if QB Nick Mullens would ever replace Garoppolo, Shanahan said: “No, that scenario doesn’t exist… This is Jimmy’s team. When he’s healthy, he’ll be playing again for us.” (Nick Wagoner)
  • Shanahan said Garoppolo will remain the starting quarterback and will return when he’s healthy enough to play. (Eric Branch)
  • Shanahan mentioned that DE Dee Ford and TE Jordan Reed will indeed be placed on injured reserve and will both have to miss at least three weeks. (Barrows)
  • As for TE George Kittle, he was expected to be a full participant in Wednesday’s practice. (Branch)
  • Shanahan on WR Deebo Samuel‘s return to practice: “We just need to see him go through three days, what type of shape he’s in, and if he can protect himself, he’ll be out there.” (Cam Inman)
  • 49ers hosted DB Jamar Taylor for a visit on Wednesday. (Albert Breer)



Seahawks’ LB Shaquem Griffen is returning to the active roster for Week 4 and HC Pete Carroll is excited to see him in action again.

“He was hauling butt all over the field,” Carroll said, via Pro Football Talk. “We played him in a unique situation that he really handled well. He did a nice job rushing the passer and his other (opportunities) that he had, so I’m looking forward to him to continue to contribute. I was really fired up about his play. Griff has not let up for a second and so when the opportunity was available, he jumped at it and did a great job and thrilled about that for him. He looks really good. And he was running all over the place, all over the field. Now with a couple of opportunities due to injuries and stuff like that, Griff is ready to go and jumped up and I’m really excited to see him play again this weekend. He earned it.”

  • Caroll mentioned that it would be a “big challenge” for rookie LB Jordyn Brooks to play in Week 4. (Bob Condotta)
  • Carroll notes that S Jamal Adams is still really sore, but thinks he will likely attempt to play this week: “I wouldn’t put it past him.” (John Boyle)
  • Carroll said CB Quinton Dunbar has a chance to get back this week, but likely won’t do much in practice the next couple of days. (John Boyle)
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