- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.