NFC West Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Seahawks



  • The Athletic’s Matt Barrows says he had heard the same rumor about the 49ers shopping DE Solomon Thomas during the draft, but could not find a second source to confirm it. 
  • Barrows believes Thomas’ roster spot is safe for now, while DT Sheldon Day could be squeezed out at defensive tackle because he doesn’t have as much versatility as other players. 
  • According to Barrows, it’s more likely an extension for DT DeForest Buckner is done next year than this summer. 
  • Barrows adds that the 49ers seem to be happy with the safeties they have on the roster, making it unlikely they’ll pursue S Eric Berry.
  • Per Barrows, the 49ers were set to sign Maryland C Brendan Moore but he did not pass a physical last week.


  • Former Virginia Tech DT Vinny Mihota and RB Steven Peoples will participate in the Cardinals’ rookie minicamp this week. (Bob McManaman)


  • ESPN’s Brady Henderson says the Seahawks are still interested in DE Ezekiel Ansah to bolster their pass rush after drafting DE L.J. Collier in the first round because of the adjustment period rookie pass rushers typically go through. 
  • Only 15 players since 2009 have recorded more than eight sacks in their rookie season and nine of those were taken in the first half of the first round (Collier was picked No. 29). 
  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer says Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner is right in saying this could be his final season in Seattle. 
  • Breer writes the franchise tag salary is prohibitive for off-ball linebackers. Beyond that, the contracts signed by C.J. Mosley and Kwon Alexander have also reset the market for inside linebackers. 
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