NFC Notes: Cardinals, 49ers, Seahawks



  • NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo reports the Cardinals had two players test positive for COVID-19 this weekend.
  • However, since Arizona is on bye this week, the team closed their facility for deep cleaning on Sunday and is slated to practice on Monday.
  • Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury said contact tracing revealed no additional close contacts and there were no other positive tests. (Bob McManaman)
  • Kingsbury mentioned that RB Kenyan Drake‘s ankle injury “looks more severe probably than it’s gonna end up being hopefully.” He added Drake is day-to-day and is making “good progress” but still might not make it back this week. (Josh Weinfuss)


  • 49ers RB Tevin Coleman reaggravated his knee injury that he’s been on injured reserve for and had to leave the game. (Matt Maiocco)
  • The 49ers are hosting DBs Chris Edwards and Beau Tanner. (Albert Breer)


The much-maligned Seahawks defense had a much-needed strong defensive performance Sunday, holding the 49ers in check for three quarters in a 37-27 win before San Francisco trimmed the deficit in garbage time. Star Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner keyed the performance with a dominant performance, as he racked up 11 total tackles and two sacks. 

ā€œI just felt like we needed to stop talking and do the work, and let our play show,ā€ Wagner said via Pro Football Talk. ā€œI feel like we were a lot more aggressive and we were able to get in the backfield and get their quarterback off his spot. Obviously, we still have things to work on, but I think it was a step in the right direction.ā€

  • Per Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said RB Chris Carson “couldn’t get going” which puts his status for next week up in the air. 
  • Carroll added S Jamal Adams had a good shot to play before his illness and should be able to return in Week 9. 
  • Seahawks CB Shaquill Griffin appears to have moved past his concussion and is now dealing with a hamstring injury. (Michael-Shawn Dugar)
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