NFC Notes: Cardinals, Lions, Seahawks

     

Cardinals

  • According to former agent and CBS analyst Joel Corry, Cardinals DT Robert Nkemdiche currently doesn’t have any guarantees in his contract. 
  • Nkemdiche is slated to receive a $400,000 roster bonus on the fifth day of training camp. The Cardinals could potentially save $1,522,808 by cutting him before then.
  • Because Nkemdiche tore his ACL last December, he could possibly qualify for injury protection and get to keep half his base salary, which amounts to $561,404, per Corry.

Lions

Seahawks

  • John Boyle of the Seahawks’ official site writes that the team has been using Barkevious Mingo and Shaquem Griffin as strongside linebackers and pass-rushers during the offseason program. 
  • Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said second-year TE Will Dissly (knee) is on schedule with his recovery and should be ready for training camp: “He’s on schedule. We’ll get to camp and figure out what it means in camp. He’s running, catching balls and doing stuff in the workouts and all that, so he’s making good progress. We think there’s no reason for him not to be on schedule when we get back to camp, which would mean we’d not rush him, so we’ll take a few weeks in camp before we would think to cut him loose.”
  • Boyle expects Dissly to be a “big part” of the Seahawks’ offense this season.
  • According to Boyle, it will be “tough” for Seahawks’ second-year RB Rashaad Penny to unseat Chris Carson as the lead back after he rushed for 1,151 yards last season.
  • Boyle mentions that Carroll referred to Carson and Penny as a “one-two punch” but didn’t specify who is the starter: “… I don’t know who’s one and who’s two, it doesn’t matter to me.
  • Boyle expects the Seahawks to keep “five or six receivers” on the active roster since that has been their usual amount in previous seasons. 

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