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

     

Cardinals

49ers

49ers RB Raheem Mostert did his fair share of bouncing around the league before finally earning a shot to shine with the 49ers last year. At 28 years old, Mostert is statistically more likely to be closer to the end of his career than the beginning, even if he doesn’t have a large workload in his NFL career so far. However, the man that ran for 220 yards in the NFC title game has his sights set on nothing less than the Hall of Fame. 

“It really opened up my eyes to, ‘Hey, look, I did this. Why stop? Just keep going, keep doing the right things, the necessary things in order to be great,’” Mostert said via NBC Sports’ Brian Witt. “That’s something I want to be, man. I want to be able to have a gold jacket, and the only way to do that is to be great.”

  • Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline writes the 49ers are among the teams looking to trade down in the first round, with San Francisco shopping its No. 31 pick more than its No. 13 pick at the moment. 

Rams

  • Per the Athletic’s Ben Standig, Rams DT Michael Brockers‘ agent, Scott Casterline, said his client didn’t want to leave Los Angeles, but the Ravens were his top choice after Los Angeles’ offer was behind four other interested teams: “[Michael] didn’t want to leave the Rams, but if he was going to have to, the Ravens were his first choice.”
  • However, Casterline thinks gossip from another team’s medical staff made Baltimore leery of Brockers’ sprained ankle despite two independent doctors clearing it. 
  • After the Ravens made a new offer that was lower than what was initially agreed to, Ravens GM Eric DeCosta gave Casterline permission to look around with other teams: “They allowed me permission. I wouldn’t have done it behind their back.”
  • Despite Casterline telling them the Rams were still interested, the Ravens didn’t change their new offer to Casterline and Brockers: “It got to a point where (Baltimore) made a take it or leave it offer — and I left it.”
  • Los Angeles upped its offer and re-signed Brockers to a three-year, $31 million deal with $14 million guaranteed: “They made it happen. They did something they don’t normally do, in my opinion.”
  • Rams QB Jared Goff said he was open to restructuring his contract to free up cap space for Los Angeles. (Gary Klein)
  • Colorado LB Davion Taylor had a virtual meeting with the Rams. (Justin Melo)

Seahawks

  • Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports that there is a “decent chance” the Seahawks could re-sign free-agent WR Malik Turner this offseason and could sign a “split contract” similar to G Jordan Simmons.
  • Condotta notes that a split contract would save the Seahawks cap space if he is placed on Injured Reserve during the 2020 season.  
  • Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline writes the Seahawks are among the teams looking to trade down in the first round. 
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