NFC West Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Rams



The 49ers have had the following players in for pre-draft visits, according to Matt Maiocco:

  • Iowa C James Daniels
  • Florida State WR Auden Tate
  • Kansas State WR Byron Pringle
  • Georgia LB Roquan Smith
  • Yale LB/DB Foye Oluokon
  • Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick

Ian Rapoport adds Ohio State CB Denzel Ward and Georgia LB Lorenzo Carter to the 49ers’ list.


On Thursday, Cardinals RB David Johnson told reporters that he’s “100 percent” healthy and expects to be “full speed” for OTAs and minicamp later this offseason.

“I got cleared so I’m good to go,” Johnson said, via Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.

Johnson added that he’s “very motivated” to get back to playing after missing nearly the entire 2017 season with a wrist injury.

“I’m very motivated,” Johnson said. “Not really just about the people out there but it’s really about myself and coming back for the team, for my teammates, for the coaches with everything being so new.

“It’s really about coming back and bouncing back and being able to play this sport.

  • According to Albert Breer, there’s “a lot of buzz around the league right now Wyoming’s Josh Allen is GM Steve Keim’s kind of guy.”


Rams HC Sean McVay said during an interview with ESPN Los Angeles there won’t be any limitations in terms of how they use new WR Brandin Cooks.

“Really, just watching from him coming out, [he’s] just a strong, physical — he might be smaller in stature, but he’s a physical player,” McVay said, via “He’s wired to separate. You see him compete after the catch, you see him compete down the field. And I think being able to play in two systems that I have a lot of respect for with New Orleans and New England, you can really evaluate a variety of routes. And they were moving him around, playing in the slot, playing outside. And that’s the thing that you’re excited about is this guy’s got the ability to create in a variety of ways. And there’s really no limitations in how you can utilize him.

  • According to Jim Owczarski, TE Tyler Eifert was deciding between returning to the Bengals and signing with the Rams this offseason.
  • Owczarski says that Eifert gave the Bengals the opportunity to match the Rams’ one-year offer worth up to $8.5 million and Cincinnati ultimately agreed to the deal.
  • Southeast Missouri CB Mike Ford met with the Rams prior to his Pro Day workout. (Tony Pauline)

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