- The Cardinals had Georgia OT Andrew Thomas as the top-rated tackle on their board, per NJ.com’s Matt Lombardo.
- According to ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss, the fact that Arizona didn’t draft a receiver bodes well for their three 2019 draft picks — Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Johnson.
- Of the trio, Weinfuss thinks Butler’s size gives him an edge toward making a bigger impact, as it sets him apart from some of their other wideouts.
- Cardinals third-round OT Josh Jones will likely compete with veteran Marcus Gilbert for the starting right tackle job. (Weinfuss)
After selecting DT Javon Kinlaw to replace DeForest Buckner, and moving back up into the first round to select WR Brandon Aiyuk, the 49ers assumed some risk by trading for Washington LT Trent Williams. Williams will replace LT Joe Staley who informed the team of his decision to retire.
“I think the plan was to land him right now and then let the rest kind of work itself out,” GM John Lynch said, via ESPN. “I think it’s always an advantage when you get someone in the building, on your roster. Now you’ve got a chance. We’ll get a really good look at him. We’ll see where the rest of our team is at, but right now we are just ecstatic that we were able to pull it off at a really opportune time.”
- 49ers waived S Jacob Thieneman. (NFLTR)
- According to ESPN’s Brady Henderson, Seahawks G Mike Iupati‘s one-year, $2.5 million deal includes an $800,000 signing bonus, $1.2 million base salary, $200,000 of which is fully guaranteed, and up to $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses.
- Seahawks released C Justin Britt. (NFLTR)
- Seahawks released G D.J. Fluker. (NFLTR)