NFC Notes: 49ers, Rams, Seahawks


Defensive Rookie of the Year DE Nick Bosa is certainly enjoying the opportunity to go up against a powerful, Pro Bowl-caliber tackle like Trent Williams in practice this offseason.

“He’s got a really low center of gravity, and it’s tough to power him and get underneath him, which is something I like to use to my advantage,” Bosa said via Matt Barrows of The Athletic. “For him — he plays so low to the ground and he can bend so well that he’s never really up high and exposing himself to power. You’re not going to beat Trent clean very often. Getting a clean win on him is a good feeling. He changes it up daily and almost every play it seems like. It’s just forced me to react a little bit more and just learn different ways to beat different hand punches and grabs. I’m just learning a bunch of good stuff. So hopefully it will help me out this year.”

Williams is also enjoying the opportunity to work against a player he believes is one of the best pass rushers in the NFL. 

“Nick, he’s better than I already thought he was, and I knew he was top three, four in the game,” Williams said via NBC Sports’ Matt Maiocco. “But just going up against him every day, seeing how smart he is, seeing how hard he works, and seeing just how seriously he takes the game, I honestly see his trajectory as being one of the best in the game. When it’s all said and done, when you say who’s the best pass-rusher, all-around D-end, I think Nick Bosa may be the first name that comes out of a lot of people’s mouth.”


  • The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue notes it was apparent the Rams are trying to ramp up second-round WR Van Jefferson quickly. The rookie played extensively in Saturday night’s scrimmage including a series with the first team against CB Jalen Ramsey.
  • Rodrigue notes Rams LBs Micah Kiser and Travin Howard were the first two inside linebackers with the first-team defense. 
  • Rams RB Darrell Henderson sustained a soft tissue injury during the team’s Saturday scrimmage and did not finish the practice. (Steve Wyche)


  • Brady Henderson reports that Seahawks DE Branden Jackson was released from the hospital Saturday night.
  • Jackson is wearing a neck brace as a precaution and will continue to be evaluated after he was knocked unconscious during yesterday’s scrimmage.
  • According to Henderson, Jackson was able to drive himself home from the team’s facility.

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