NFC West Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Seahawks



49ers DC Robert Saleh explained that while first-round DE Nick Bosa is missing time with a hamstring injury, he isn’t worried about him catching on learning the team’s defensive scheme this summer. 

“For him, you’d love for him to be out there just so he can go through and get his reps,” Saleh said, via NBC Bay Area. “It’s just the mindset and all that stuff that he’s missing, just get his legs under him. He hasn’t played football in a year. To get his sea legs back, if you will. That’s what I feel like he’s missing, but I’m not worried about him being able to catch up.

  • Neil Stratton reports that the 49ers have hired former Bears national scout Ryan Kessenich, who is expected to fill an area role. 


Cardinals LB Haason Reddick said rookie QB Kyle Murray looks “really good” in practice and expects a “great year” from Murray. 

Oh, man. He looks good,” said Reddick, via Bob McManaman. “He’s flinging it in there. I’m definitely excited. I honestly can’t wait till the season starts and see how he does. I think he’s going to have a great year. He looks really good.”

Murray said that Cardinals’ veteran WR Larry Fitzgerald has “already been in my ear” with advice during practice, per McManaman


Seahawks LT Duane Brown mentioned that he thinks there’s a chance the team’s offensive line unit can be the best in the league after the additions they’ve made in recent years. 

“Our line has a chance to be the best in the league, I think,” Brown said, via “If we keep everyone healthy, the talent we have, the mixture of youth and experience that we have, we have a chance to really be great, and Mike (Iupati) has been a really great addition for us.

“We’re very comfortable having a year with the system,” Brown added. “You have your lumps that you get over, we ironed it out — you saw the production we had throughout the year — and this year, we’re better for it. This time of year is all about getting the information, getting back up to speed on things, and we haven’t missed a beat. We added Mike (Iupati), he stepped in and we haven’t missed a beat. We’re communicating everything well, no one is confused out there. I think once we get the pads on, the amount of physicality we will play with will be demoralizing to defenses, so I’m looking forward to it.

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