NFC West Notes: Cardinals, 49ers, Rams, Seahawks



  • Per Kyle Odegard, the Cardinals elected to release former first-round DT Robert Nkemdiche because HC Kliff Kingsbury thought it was best for both sides: “It’s a performance-based business, and we decided as an organization it was best for us. We wish him well and hope he gets a fresh start somewhere else.”
  • Kingsbury said the Cardinals elected not to bring in another kicker this offseason as a vote of confidence in K Zane Gonzalez: “We’re very high on Zane.” (Josh Weinfuss)



Rams RB Todd Gurley was suited up and participating at training camp after sitting out the spring amid reports of lingering knee issues. However, Gurley got a fair amount of rest, and said later that’s the new normal going forward as he’s put on a “veteran’s plan.”

“There will be (days he doesn’t practice),” Rams HC Sean McVay said via NFL Media’s Logan Reardon. “There will be some days that — depending upon his workload and looking toward that (Week 1) Carolina game — we might look at treating him like we have some of those veteran players. Todd really has become a veteran player.”


  • Per KJR’s Curtis Crabtree, Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner said he modeled his contract negotiations after NBA player Kawhi Leonard: “I didn’t want to be messy, I didn’t want no drama. … Being the highest-paid (linebacker) was dope.” 
  • Seahawks HC Pete Carroll mentioned S Delano Hill would be out a couple of weeks. Newly-signed DB DeShawn Shead worked some at safety in Hill’s place. (Bob Condotta)
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