NFC West Notes: 49ers, Rams, Seahawks



The San Francisco 49ers announced that they’ve officially hired Kris Kocurek as their defensive line coach.

Regarding the 49ers hiring Kocurek, HC Kyle Shanahan said their new defensive line coaches is “one of the most respected” in the league and can help players “maximize their abilities.

Kris has become one of the most respected defensive line coaches in the NFL over the last decade and has a proven track record of helping his players maximize their abilities,” said Shanahan, via Adam Caplan.


Rams RB C.J. Anderson, who has been on an impressive run since joining the Rams last month, says he thought his season was over after the Raiders cut him loose.

“I wouldn’t have believed you a month ago,” Anderson said, via Pro Football Talk. “When I got released by Oakland I thought the season was over for me and hopefully my resume would get me an opportunity in free agency in March.”


Seahawks DE Frank Clark said via his Twitter account that he played most of the 2018 season at 60 percent.

I wouldn’t lie to you guys. I played the whole season at 60%,” Clark wrote. “I ain’t have no elbows mane. Two torn UCL’s in one season. Both against the Minnesota Vikings.

  • Brady Henderson confirmed with a spokesperson at the US District Court Eastern District that free agent LB Mychal Kendricks’ sentencing date for his insider trading case has been moved from Jan. 25 to April 4.
  • Scott Wolf of InsideUSC reports that the Seahawks are interviewing USC strength and conditioning coach Ivan Lewis for an undisclosed position.
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