NFC West Notes: 49ers, Rams, Seahawks

     

49ers

  • The Athletic’s David Lombardi points out that 49ers RB Tevin Coleman had a $2 million injury guarantee become fully guaranteed on April 1. San Francisco now would take on $2 million in dead money to cut Coleman, meaning that isn’t in their plans. 

Rams

The Rams caught a break in free agency this year when DT Michael Brockers ended up re-signing with the team after his initial deal with the Ravens voided because the team was uncomfortable with an old ankle injury. For his part, Brockers was excited about potentially joining the Ravens and competing for a Super Bowl. However, staying in Los Angeles wasn’t a disappointment. 

“For me personally, I was just ready for whatever journey was coming my way,” Brockers told former teammate Chris Long on his podcast via USA Today’s Cameron DaSilva. “I definitely wanted to be at home, but if I had the chance to make some more money and possibly get back to a Super Bowl, at the same time, I was going to run with that. At that time, Baltimore seemed to be the best option.”

“Knowing Baltimore from last year and just seeing everything they had and then they added Calais Campbell and I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s no way. This is going to be crazy.’ At that point, it was a done deal. But going through physicals, you know how that works. Being a little bit older in the league, they see a couple things.”

All players have to pass physicals with their new teams before officially signing, but that process is a little complicated with the current climate. Brockers had a high ankle sprain late in the 2019 season and the Ravens were spooked after an independent doctor looked at scans and thought the veteran might need to have surgery. However, Brockers says the ankle hasn’t been an issue. 

“I feel great. I’ve been working out the whole time. It worked out the way it was supposed to.”

Seahawks

  • Regarding the Seahawks signing DE Benson Mayowa, Tom Pelissero reports“the door isn’t closed” on Seattle re-signing DE Jadeveon Clowney.
  • Pelissero explains that Seattle couldn’t wait any longer” in terms of adding potential replacements, which is why they opted to sign Mayowa to a contract on Wednesday. 
  • ESPN’s Josina Anderson adds to that report, saying the Seahawks signed Mayowa because it appears free-agent Clowney isn’t ready to make a decision and they need to protect themselves. 
  • While Mayowa’s salary likely does eat into their potential budget, Anderson adds Seattle still thinks highly of Clowney. 
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