NFC Notes: Cowboys, Rams, Seahawks




Rams WR Cooper Kupp is enjoying having his younger brother, LB Ketner Kupp, as a teammate again. The Rams signed Ketner as an undrafted free agent this year. The two brothers overlapped for two years at Eastern Washington. 

“It’s so much fun, so much fun,” Cooper said via Myles Simmons of the official team website. “We’ve had just a couple times where I’ve had to block him on defense — kind of a throwback to our college days when we’re doing that.”

Cooper was drafted by the Rams in the third round in 2018 and has established himself as a key part of the potent Los Angeles offense. He’s happy to enjoy as much time as he can with his younger brother, who’s just hoping to stick to the final roster. 

“He eats a lot of my food at my house, sleeps on my couch almost every night,” Cooper said. “It’s so much fun — total blessing. Any time you are able to be around family at this point in your life and have family as much as we do, I don’t take that for granted at all. It’s an incredible experience and blessing for us.”


Seahawks S Bradley McDougald has played both strong and free safety during his career in Seattle. McDougald says he has a clear preference for which he likes better, though, and what he wants to play in 2019. 

“I was fully prepared to come in to play strong safety, willing to compete and battle with whoever,” McDougald said via the Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta. “I can do both, but I prefer to play the box (because) that’s closer to the line of scrimmage, there’s just more for me to do there in the run game and the man-to-man coverages. I’m always willing to do whatever to make the team work and to be the best asset for the team. But, I definitely intend to play in the box.”

  • Condotta mentions the Seahawks are likely to keep only three tight ends on the roster because of OT George Fant‘s cross-training at the position. 
  • In his 53-man roster prediction, Condotta had the Seahawks keeping Will Dissly, Jacob Hollister and Nick Vannett.
  • Condotta says the Seahawks could save $3.55 million by cutting Ed Dickson and relying on younger options at tight end.
  • Condotta adds Shaquill Griffin and Tre Flowers are locked in as starting cornerbacks, with Akeem King and fourth-round rookie Ugo Amadi battling for the nickel corner role. 
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