NFC Notes: Cardinals, 49ers, Rams, Seahawks



  • Per Darren Urban of the team website, Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury said seventh-round RB Eno Benjamin hasn’t been active on gamedays because he doesn’t play special teams: “It’s hard to be up if you’re not participating in that phase. He’s a talented runner, he had a good camp, and we like his future here.”
  • Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday. (Kyle Odegard)


  • Per the Athletic’s Matt Barrows, 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan says the target for 49ers CB Richard Sherman‘s return is against the Rams after the bye in Week 12. However, Sherman is pushing to play this week against the Saints: “Dr. Sherm thinks he has a chance this week, and I’ve been around him enough that I don’t count him out.” 
  • Shanahan ruled out both RBs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman this week, adding the goal is for both to return after the bye week. (Barrows)
  • 49ers CB K’Waun Williams suffered a high ankle sprain and is looking at a 4-6 week absence. However, the 49ers can’t bring him off of injured reserve again since they’ve already done so this season, meaning if he goes on IR his season is over. (Nick Wagoner)
  • Shanahan doesn’t think the 49ers put in a waiver claim for former Falcons DE Takk McKinley. It wouldn’t have mattered, as he was awarded to the Bengals with the higher priority. (Matt Maiocco)



Seahawks’ HC Pete Carroll became the head coach in Seattle nearly eleven years ago and recently he spoke about his new five-year extension that will keep him in Seattle through the 2025 season.

“I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to have my family here in this area. We love living here, love working here,” Carroll said, via John Boyle of “I love what I’m doing and I love coaching in this setting right here and hope to do it for a long time. I don’t see any reason why not. I think I’ve mentioned before, I’m kind of on the five-year plan—every year you look at it like, ‘OK, what are you going to do the next five years?’ That gives me comfort and direction and all of that. We do have a good thing going here, and we have been successful. I love working with John (Schneider) and doing all the stuff that we’ve done. Working for the Allen family for all these years has been a real blessing. And it’s also been a blessing to represent this place that just loves their teams and their sports. The Northwest has been fantastic and the 12s are awesome. I always wish we were sharing more with them, particularly in this season, because they deserve it and they’re awesome and they need to be able to get into this thing too. I’m very grateful.”

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