NFC West Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Seahawks



  • The Athletic’s Matt Barrows says WR Jordan Matthews‘ roster spot is in danger after the resources the 49ers put into the position during the draft. 
  • Barrows expects G Laken Tomlinson to be ready to play in the season opener. 


In an interview with Rich Eisen, Dolphins QB Josh Rosen said he never heard from Cardinals GM Steve Keim before the draft and still hasn’t heard from him.

“The only thing that really did kind of frustrate me through this whole process was like I still haven’t heard from my old GM,” Rosen said via NFL Media’s Kevin Patra. “I hadn’t talked to him for months before. Still haven’t talked to him after. That was kind of frustrating, but for the most part, I’m just ready to put that whole chapter behind me and keep pushing on and playing football.”

The only person Rosen heard from on the Cardinals side before they drafted QB Kyler Murray was Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury.

“My agent gave me a call about five minutes before saying, ‘Don’t be surprised if this might happen.’ I was like, ‘Alright, it is what it is, we’ll see how the cards end up falling. But you know I’m going to compete wherever I am,'” Rosen said. “So Kliff gave me an actual call a minute before it happened saying that we’re going to draft Kyler. I mean, I have the most respect for Kliff. I don’t slight anyone for making business decisions they think are best for them and their family, but I appreciated how he acted like a man and was very respectful. He was wishing me the best. He called me even the day after the draft wishing me good luck. And I wished him good luck. I even gave Kyler a call, sent him a text that said good luck, I’m wishing you the best.

“But that’s kind of all you can really ask for in this game,” Rosen continued. “People make decisions for whatever reason. But as long as they are men about it and they respect someone’s career, then I can appreciate that.”

Rosen added it didn’t seem like Kingsbury even was informed on what would happen after drafting Murray. 

“Literally [Kingsbury is] like, ‘Hey, so we’re about to draft Kyler. I don’t really know what happens now,'” Rosen said. “And I responded, ‘I don’t really know what happens either.’ But regardless, at least he gave me the courtesy of giving me the call. I love everyone in that building, with the exception of maybe one or two guys there.”


  • According to ESPN’s Brady Henderson, Seahawks FB Nick Bellore‘s deal includes a $300,000 signing bonus and $300,000 of his 2019 base salary fully guaranteed. $630,000 of his 2019 base salary and his entire $1 million 2020 base salary are non-guaranteed. 
  • Seahawks CB Jamar Taylor received a one-year, $895,000 deal with a $25,000 signing bonus and $65,000 Week 1 roster bonus. (Henderson)
  • Seahawks G Marcus Martin received a one-year, $805,000 deal with no guarantees. 

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