NFC West Notes: 49ers, Rams, Seahawks



49ers DC Robert Saleh said S Tarvarius Moore is “by no means” close to being ready for Week 1, but is “progressively” improving. Moore is behind both Adrian Colbert and Jimmie Ward at free safety.

He’s by no means even close to being an NFL-ready safety by Week 1, but he is getting progressively better,” said Saleh, via Matt Maiocco.

49ers’ third-year WR Trent Taylor mentioned that this offseason is “crucial” for him after dealing with a back injury last year. 

I’m not Julio Jones who can just go out there and make stuff happen,” Taylor said. “The offseason is crucial for me.”

Taylor said he worked out on his own this summer instead of traveling to Nashville with teammates TE George Kittle and QB C.J. Beathard. 

I had a lot of work to do. It’s a business. Friendship can wait until later,” Taylor said. “After the offseason is over with and we make a lot of money, then we can do whatever we want. But we had business to take care of first.


Rams RB Todd Gurley‘s knee has been one of the biggest stories in Los Angeles since the end of last season. Gurley’s health has been discussed at length, and all eyes will be on him during camp and the preseason to see if the runner looks like his former self. Rams QB Jared Goff, however, believes his teammate is being treated unfairly. 

“Todd is Todd, he doesn’t need to become anything,” Goff said in an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “He’s done everything we’ve asked of him and more in the past few years. I think there’s a narrative around him right now that’s pretty unfair.”


Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny didn’t quite have the rookie season the team was hoping when it spent a first-round pick on him. Penny showed up to camp overweight and spent the rest of the year playing catch up. This year, Penny feels more on top of the game. 

“When you do everything right and the other back is doing everything right, they’re going to stick with the guy who is consistent, who is on it, who is faster,” Penny said, via the Athletic’s Michael-Shawn Dugar. “This year, I think it’s going to be way different because now I’m starting to pick it up and I’m starting to play faster.”

  • According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner‘s new deal raises his 2019 cash flow from $11.5 million to $24.5 million.
  • Wagner also has injury guarantees of $10.75M in 2020 and $5M in 2021 that become fully guaranteed on the 5th day following the opening of waivers. 
  • The Seattle Seahawks announced that they signed LS Tyler Ott to a multi-year contract extension. 
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