NFC Notes: Cardinals, Saints, Seahawks, Vikings



  • According to Jay Glazer, there’s no truth to the report that Cardinals were interested in hiring Mike McCarthy and giving him total control of the team.
  • In fact, Glazer says that Arizona isn’t willing to give McCarthy or any head coach control over personnel decisions.
  • Rob Demovsky explains that the Cardinals aren’t viewed as a great fit for Mike McCarthy because he and his wife have two high-school boys that they intend to have finish their schooling in Green Bay.


  • Field Yates reports that the Saints agreed to pay DE Alex Okafor $400K incentive he missed out on this season after coming up one sack short of the five sacks he needed.
  • Okafor told reporters that he has a hyperextension, but plans to be back next week. (Nick Underhill)



Vikings RB Latavius Murray says he wants to start for an NFL team and isn’t content with being a backup.

I want to play. I want to start. I’m not content with being in a backup role,” Murray said, via the Star Tribune. “I want to compete, and Dalvin knows that. We push each other. That’s what it’s about. But I would love to be back here for that opportunity to compete.

Murray added that both he and Dalvin Cook understand the current situation and that it’s ultimately a business.

“We’ve both mutually expressed our feelings about me returning,” Murray said. “Then I think we also understand the business side of it. So right now, time will tell.

  • Ben Goessling reports that the Vikings talked to the Rams about a trade for TE Tyler Higbee last year, but Los Angeles wanted a six-round pick for him. The Vikings reportedly offered a seventh rounder and talks dissolved.

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