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

     

Cardinals

  • Cardinals HC Kliff Kinsbury said “it’s going to be close” for whether or not LB Haason Reddick will be healthy enough to play in the season opener, per Darren Urban.
  • Reddick says he thinks he’ll be back from his knee procedure “really really soon.” (Urban)
  • Kingsbury added the team wants newly-signed WR Michael Crabtree “to be at a top level before we put him out there” in terms of conditioning, playbook knowledge and chemistry in the offense. (Urban
  • Urban said he’d be surprised if Crabtree played in the fourth preseason game. 

49ers

  • According to the Athletic’s Matt Barrows, the 49ers lined up S Jimmie Ward in the slot during nickel packages while Tarvarius Moore came in at free safety during the third preseason game. 
  • The team will likely employ the same lineup during the regular season, with Ward moving from free safety to nickel corner, until regular nickel back K’Waun Williams is healthy. 
  • 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan continues to push WR Dante Pettis, leaving the receiver in beyond the other normal starters during the third preseason game: “He’s still trying to earn a role on this team and still is trying to show what he’s capable of doing … consistently.”
  • The 49ers expect DE Dee Ford (knee), DE Ronald Blair (groin), DT Jullian Taylor (back), TE George Kittle (calf), LB Elijah Lee (thumb), G Joshua Garnett (finger), S Adrian Colbert (hamstring) and RB Raheem Mostert (quadriceps bruise) back at practice this week.
  • San Francisco also hopes to remove C Weston Richburg from the PUP list and start working RB Jerick McKinnon back into practice.

Rams

  • According to ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry, Rams LB Josh Carraway suffered a torn Achilles in Saturday night’s preseason game, while OL Aaron Neary fractured his ankle. 
  • Both players likely will miss the rest of the season and be placed on injured reserve as a result of those injuries. 
  • Rams LB Troy Reeder was fined $10,527 for unnecessary roughness against the Cowboys. (Ian Rapoport)

Seahawks

  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer says the Seahawks have been impressed by third-round LB Cody Barton, comparing his strong early performance to QB Russell Wilson as a rookie. 
  • Seahawks WR David Moore will not start the season on injured reserve with a fractured shoulder injury and should be back sooner rather than later, per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

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