NFC Notes: 49ers, Cowboys, Seahawks



  • Field Yates of ESPN proposes the 49ers trade WR Dante Pettis to the Texans for WR Keke Coutee.
  • Yates explains Pettis has struggled to get playing time with the 49ers and bringing in Coutee would give San Francisco a solid slot receiver option who previously worked with WRs coach Wes Welker.
  • Yates adds Coutee is buried on the depth chart right now and Pettis would give the Texans another speed receiver who could immediately impact the team on punt and kickoff returns.
  • Pettis is also much cheaper than Texans WR Kenny Stills, who has been tossed out as a potential trade candidate/cap casualty.


Cowboys’ veteran LB Sean Lee said he has a clear “sense of urgency” to win a Super Bowl at 33-years old 

“You feel like the old man when you realize some of these mid-, late-’90s birthdays of the guys you’re playing with,” Lee said, via Todd Archer of ESPN. “It does keep you young. But I’m as excited as I’ve ever been and love the game as much as I ever loved it. It’s good. It gives you a sense of urgency that you only have so many shots to win a championship. When you get near the end and don’t have that championship, you feel that more than ever.”

Lee said he has stayed on schedule with his recovery from pectoral and thigh injuries he sustained late in the 2019 season and is now preparing for training camp.

“I kind of stayed on the same schedule. I wouldn’t run as much early on, but then closer to the OTAs, I would gear up my running toward what it would be like during those OTAs and then for what it would be like going into a minicamp. It’s like approaching each segment of the offseason like always, and now going into the summer, it’s getting ready for training camp.”

Lee said the “toughest part” of this offseason has been adjusting to working out on his own and not bonding with teammates 

“That’s the toughest part, not being around the guys and building that bond that you work on from March to now,” Lee said. “The shared sacrifice of lifting and running together and kind of growing closer over time with hard work.”


  • Bucky Brooks of believes Antonio Brown could be an ideal fit with the Seahawks given his and HC Pete Carroll‘s competitive spirit. 
  • Brooks compares Brown to when the Seahawks acquired RB Marshawn Lynch from the Bills after being considered “malcontent” at the end of his time in Buffalo. 
  • Brooks writes that Brown would help open up the field for WRs Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf while also freeing up the running game with Chris Carson. 
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6 days ago

Seahawks have a good culture, unlike the Raiders. When he with the Pats, another good org, he did fine on the field. Why not? Ya got Lockett and Metcalf so if AB screws up…. you’re not losing much but a few $$$. Big upside

6 days ago

I think Seattle would be a good place for Brown. Good org like the Steelers.

Coltin Bauln
Coltin Bauln
7 days ago

Brown to the Seahawks is one of the worst moves they could make. Not the same situation as Lynch at all, and will only cause problems in a locker room with a silent leader like Russ