NFC Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Seahawks



Cardinals QB Kyler Murray has high expectations for new WR A.J. Green.

“I expect A.J. to have a big year,” Murray said, via “I know a lot of people are sleeping on him. I know a lot of things have been said about him maybe not being able to do it anymore. … I’m glad he’s on the team.”

HC Kliff Kingsbury added Green has looked good so far in practice.

“He’s been really impressive, when you see him on the field with that type of size and that type of movement skills,” Kingsbury said. “Very conscientious player. He’s picking it up quickly. Consummate professional. Couldn’t say enough good things about him. Really excited that he’s here. He brings a lot to that receiving room.”


Seahawks HC Pete Carroll voiced his excitement for TEs Colby Parkinson, Will Dissly and Gerald Everett, mentioning that their “flexibility” will be a factor for their offense. 

“Those three guys are really, really exciting for us,” Carroll said, via Joe Fann of NBC Sports.There’s flexibility in the guys. They can all run and catch the football. I’m really pumped about that position, and I know Russell (Wilson) is jacked about it. He’s got different types of targets. We like to do stuff with the guys that they do that’s unique to them. That’s what we’re working out right now with them. We’re developing that.”

Carroll added that Dissly is capable of doing “everything” as a receiver, runner with the football, and blocker. 

“Will can do everything,” Carroll said. “He can catch the football, he can run with it after it and he’s our biggest, best on-line blocker. That’s kind of the stability of the position.”

As for Everett, Carroll believes that his speed and aggressive running style is something they “have not had here before.”

“Gerald brings some factors that we have not had here before,” Carroll said. “His route-running ability. His speed. If you watch his stuff, his run after catch is excellent. He’s a very, very aggressive runner with the football, which is really exciting — catching and running, you know you can get the ball in his hands and he’ll make things happen. He’s been a really active willing blocker in our scheme as we’ve seen in the Rams program.”

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