NFC Notes: Cardinals, 49ers, Rams



  • Jake Nisse of the New York Post lists the Cardinals as a potential landing spot for former Jets RB Le’Veon Bell.
  • Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury says OLB Chandler Jones has a projected recovery timeline of about 3-4 months from his biceps injury. (Josh Weinfuss)
  • Cardinals DT Jordan Phillips indicated he could miss this week’s game against the Cowboys on Monday night, tweeting: The NFL is wanting me to pick between playing in my Monday night game this week or going to my dads funeral with the new covid protocols can’t do both these rules crazy”
  • The Cardinals are hosting free agent OT Rick Leonard for a visit. (Aaron Wilson)


49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said QB Jimmy Garoppolo avoided aggravating his ankle injury in Week 5 against the Dolphins. 

“Jimmy came in good (on Monday),” Shanahan said, via Keiana Martin of the team’s official site. “I know he’s sore from the first half. I think his ankle is a little bit sore and his body a little bit from some of the hits that he had. But nothing that made it worse. It was like you would expect after a game. Nothing too bad happened. We got him out of there before that did.”

Shanahan said they will examine Garoppolo in Wednesday’s practice and are hopeful that he will play in Week 6. 

“We’ll see how he is on Wednesday,” Shanahan said. “I expect him to be at least the same, if not better. So, hopefully we can get a week of that and have no setbacks (on) Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. And hopefully we get him out there Sunday night.”

  • Asked about any potential interest in former Jets RB Le’Veon Bell, Shanahan said probably not, especially now that Raheem Mostert is healthy: “I’m good with all our guys. If Raheem wasn’t back, don’t think that would change much. Raheem played great and was the best player on the field on Sunday.” (Cam Inman)


  • The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue reports Rams OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo is expected to undergo surgery on an elbow injury he suffered in Week 5.
  • The Rams are hopeful that Okoronkwo’s injury isn’t season-ending, and HC Sean McVay confirmed that news Wednesday. 
  • Okoronkwo is looking at a four to five-week recovery time and a potential return after Los Angeles’ bye week. (Rodrigue)
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