Sports agent Scott Casterline said his client, 49ers RB JaMycal Hasty, had interested from other NFL teams but the running back wanted to stay with the organization.
“It was real quick,” Casterline, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports. “He came to the conclusion, ‘I want to be here.’ And I agreed with him. The 49ers have a really solid front office, and they’re straight-up guys. I like to deal with them. He saw that, too. The atmosphere there with Shanahan and the team, it was a relatively easy decision for him.”
49ers HC Kyle Shanahan told Hasty that their organization would be a better fit for him than to sign with any of the interested teams.
“I just really tell people the truth,” Shanahan said. “It’s a lot easier when you believe in someone like we do with him. Guys are so excited to get a start in the NFL and make a little more money that week.”
Shanahan added that the 49ers can sell players on being able to earn a “second contract” with them.
“I just try to tell guys, ‘A week’s paycheck might help your lifestyle for a little bit, but that’s not going to last you. If you want money in this league, you got to make it. You got to get to that second contract if you want some savings.’ We can sell to a person why he might be better for us than other teams,” Shanahan said.
- The Athletic’s Matt Barrows says three teams showed interest in Hasty while he was on the practice squad.
- According to Albert Breer, the 49ers have WR Dante Pettis available for trade leading up to next week’s deadline.
- Per Darren Urban of the team website, Cardinals DC Vance Joseph said veteran practice squad CB Prince Amukamara is “close” to being ready to play.
- The Cardinals are bringing in DB De’Vante Bausby for a visit this week. (Aaron Wilson)
- Rams HC Sean McVay said they will officially activate DT A’Shawn Robinson from injured reserve this week. (Jourdan Rodrigue)
- McVay also said Rams’ third-round S Terrell Burgess sustained a broken ankle and had season-ending surgery on Wednesday. (Rodrigue)
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said he has already spoken to recently acquired DE Carlos Dunlap and mentioned that the veteran is excited to join their organization.
“I’ve talked to him. He’s really excited about being part of our program and getting in here. “He’s been a stellar dude for a long time in that program and whatever happened, happened but it’s a fresh start for him here,” said Carroll, via Curtis Crabtree.
Seahawks DC Ken Norton Jr. believes Dunlap will be able to “step in and help us” quickly.
“We’ve watched him from afar for years. He’s been a player that’s been very productive and active over the last several years, so there’s no question he could serve and step in and help us. … I cannot wait to get him here,” said Norton, via Crabtree.
Carroll added that Dunlap will fit in as their LEO edge rusher.
“This is an outside guy, he’s classically what you’re looking for as an edge rusher,” said Carroll, via Crabtree.
- Carroll didn’t rule out Seahawks RB Chris Carson (foot) for Week 8 but added that the running back “won’t do much” in practice this week. (Brady Henderson)
- Carroll did not provide an update on Seahawks RBs Carlos Hyde (hamstring) or Travis Homer (knee) but added that Hyde’s injury is not considered major, while Homer was moving “way better” in Wednesday’s practice.
- Carroll said their acquisition of Dunlap happened quickly, meaning a deal was struck soon after the veteran edge rusher announced that he wanted to leave. (Bob Condotta)