NFC Notes: Cardinals, 49ers, Seahawks



  • Per Darren Urban of the team website, Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury acknowledged the team is a little thin at safety with Budda Baker‘s injury: “We are hopeful Budda will only be a week but you never know.”
  • Kingsbury said “we may have to look into” playing first-round LB Isaiah Simmons at safety in the short term. (Urban)
  • The Cardinals recently hosted TE Evan Baylis for a visit. (Aaron Wilson)


With the laundry list of injuries the 49ers piled up last week against the Jets, there was a lot of nervousness for their second straight game against a New York team and a sense that the Giants could take advantage of a weakened San Francisco team in Week 3. But despite losing TE Jordan Reed, the 49ers battled back and the actual outcome wasn’t in doubt after the first half in a 36-9 win. 

“Our team kind of expected this,” 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said via the Athletic’s Tim Kawakami. “And you’ve still got to go out and do it and stuff, but we had a lot of confidence coming into this game and, hopefully, that can lead us to next week having some, too.”


  • According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Seahawks RB Chris Carson is believed to have avoided a major knee injury and has just a sprain after being gator-rolled by Cowboys DT Trysten Hill.
  • Seahawks LB Jordyn Brooks sprained his MCL and could be out for a couple of weeks. (Tom Pelissero)
  • Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said they are hopeful S Jamal Adams won’t be out too long after injuring his groin: “He too had a first-degree sprain. We’ll see how that goes and we’ll go day-by-day with that.” (John Boyle)
  • Carroll noted third-round G Damien Lewis avoided a high-ankle sprain and could play in Week 4. (Boyle)
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