NFC Notes: Cardinals, Seahawks, Vikings



Cardinals WR J.J. Nelson says he’s trying to show the coaching staff that he can be more than just a deep threat.

Coming in and being labeled a deep-ball guy,” Nelson said, via “I’ve been trying to put the total package together and I feel like with this offense, it can help me with that for sure.”

Cardinals WRs coach Kevin Garver mentioned that Nelson has shown improvement with his technique and route-running ability.

Where he really has grown in his years here is his fundamental techniques and what it takes to play the position,” Garver said. “(Speed) is his quality, yes, but he’s also a really good receiver and runs really good routes.


  • Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times points out that the Seahawks only have six 2019 draft picks to work with next year, which could factor into whether they select one of the three defensive backs available in this year’s Supplemental draft — S Brandon Bryant, CB Adonis Alexander and CB Sam Beal.
  • Condotta says that all three prospects could be appealing to the Seahawks, but using a pick as high as the third round would essentially guarantee them a roster spot.
  • Condotta mentions that the Seahawks could free up $1.8 million of cap room by waiving Neiko Thorpe and Dontae Johnson and give them some extra roster spots to work with in the secondary.


Vikings OLB Anthony Barr says he would like to get a long-term deal in place that would keep him in Minnesota long term, but it’s not up to him.

“I don’t really get into the numbers,” Barr said, via “It’s more about feeling valued and respected than the actual dollar amount. They kind of go hand in hand, I suppose, but I love being in Minnesota and I love my teammates. I want to be there long term. I’ve felt I’ve worked really hard, improved from my first day there to where I am now. I think I’m a totally different football player. It’s not really up to me. I feel like all the work I’ve done so far, you’ve got to go off that. You can’t really go off what-ifs or this or that. Let the chips fall where they may. It’s not my decision; it’s on them, and I would like to get it.”

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