NFC Notes: 49ers, Rams, Seahawks


49ers ST Coordinator Richard Hightower spoke about what type of special player RB Raheem Mostert is and how he can set an example for other players arriving in San Francisco.

“I know it’s public knowledge now that Raheem was on six different teams, but we’ve been talking about that for a long time,” Hightower said, via Scott Bair. “We make sure every rookie knows that coming in, that every young guy understands what Raheem had to do to get where he is. We have so many examples of that. Our personnel people have done a great job getting guys in who understand what it takes to win games and play complementary football.”

  • The Athletic’s Matt Barrows looks ahead to 2021 and thinks the 49ers will need to address cornerback, strong safety and potentially edge rusher next offseason. 
  • Per a source in the know, 49ers TE George Kittle could end up ultimately signing an extension for around $13 million a year, which is a couple of notches below what his camp is likely looking for right now.  


  • The Athletic’s Rich Hammond and Jourdan Rodrigue discuss the Rams’ defensive line, pointing out Los Angeles signed DT A’Shawn Robinson to pair with DT Sebastian Joseph-Day when they thought they would lose DL Michael Brockers to the Ravens. 
  • Now that Brockers is back as a Ram, that gives the team even more flexibility along the defensive line. 
  • The two write that third-round EDGE Terrell Lewis could be key to the Rams’ pass rush, as he displayed a lot of potential in college but was side-tracked by injuries. 
  • Rams EDGEs Leonard Floyd and Samson Ebukam are projected to be the starters by Hammond and Rodrigue, with Lewis, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo and 2019 third-rounder Jachai Polite potentially factoring into the rotation.


  • Free-agent WR Antonio Brown posted a video on Instagram of himself working out with Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.
  • Josina Anderson says Seattle is in wait and review mode when it comes to the possibility of signing Brown. The NFL has not concluded its investigation into Brown for various off-the-field incidents. 
  • John Boyle of the team’s official site expects the Seahawks to make more free-agent signings ahead of the 2020 season given players are typically added after other teams make cuts.  

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