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. 

“I just felt like we needed to stop talking and do the work, and let our play show,” Wagner said via Pro Football Talk. “I 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.”

  • 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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