NFC West Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Seahawks



49ers GM John Lynch said the team feels optimistic about LB Kwon Alexander‘s recovery from a torn ACL. 

“The good news with a guy like Kwon is he has an ACL (and) those things get better,” Lynch said via Cam Inman“He’s putting in the work. We had a physical that was very thorough and doctors came out feeling good about it.”

  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer says Ohio State DE Nick Bosa is a “lock” for the 49ers at No. 2 overall if he’s available.  
  • He also confirmed the team was interested in WR Odell Beckham and were “at the very least involved until the end.”
  • 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said the decision to sign RB Tevin Coleman is not a reflection of RB Jerick McKinnon‘s recovery from his ACL injury.  (Matt Maiocco)
  • Shanahan mentioned the 49ers didn’t think they’d have a chance to sign Coleman, but it worked out.  


  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer believes the Cardinals will take Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick.  
  • Breer also thinks QB Josh Rosen ends up with a team like the Chargers, Patriots, Packers, Steelers or Saints where he can develop behind an established starter.  


  • ESPN’s Brady Henderson confirms the Seahawks were never in the running to re-sign S Earl Thomas.  
  • Despite some reports, the Browns were also never in the conversation for Thomas.  (Henderson)
  • Gregg Bell reports the Seahawks agreement to re-sign LB Mychal Kendricks is contingent upon his sentencing hearing for insider trading.  
  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer believes the Lions deal for DE Trey Flowers sets the floor for franchise-tagged Seahawks DE Frank Clark.  Breer says Seattle will continue to try to sign Clark to a long-term deal.  
  • The Seahawks could potentially bring back DE Bruce Irvin, given the team’s need for pass rush help and their familiarity with him.  (Henderson)

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