NFC Notes: Cardinals, Lions, Seahawks

     

Cardinals

  • ESPN’s Dan Graziano says it’s a make-or-break year for Cardinals OT D.J. Humphries, who’s playing out the 2019 season on the $9.625 million first-year option.
  • Graziano writes the Cardinals could just let Humphries walk if he fails to establish himself as a healthy or viable option this year. 

Lions

The Lions made signing CB Justin Coleman a priority this offseason. Coleman could work some as an outside corner, but he’s expected to be the primary nickel after being rated highly in that position by Pro Football Focus last year. 

“I kind of consider myself just another player to come help the team,” Coleman said via Tim Twentyman of the official team website. “I do a lot of studying. Corner, safety or nickel, it doesn’t matter. I feel like wherever I’m capable of playing, and wherever I can help, I’m definitely going to give my best.”

  • According to Twentyman, Lions CB Rashaan Melvin seems to have the lead for the No. 2 outside corner position ahead of CB Teez Tabor.

Seahawks

Seahawks’ second-year RB Rashaad Penny said he was frustrated as a rookie after missing time with a knee injury, but is now fully recovered and feeling “at my best.” 

It is frustrating, and it was frustrating for me as a rookie,” Penny said, via John Boyle of the team’s official site. “I didn’t know how to take it. I’ve never been hurt playing football in my life, so when that happened, I just hit a wall. I’m glad that I’ve grown up. Over these past months and this offseason, I’ve just started taking everything seriously by treating my body right and doing the little things. Also I think what helped me was losing all that extra weight. Now I feel better. I don’t have all those nagging injuries. I’m at my best.”

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