NFC West Notes: Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks



Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald explained that he’s spent the past decade preparing for what could come after his playing career.

“It’s professional sports, and you think you have an idea but you really have no idea,” Fitzgerald said, via Darren Urban of “There’s retirement and then there’s being retired. Most guys get retired. [The teams] tell you it’s time to go to pasture. You have to figure it out and they give you your apple and a road map.

“For the last 10 years, I’ve been doing internships and those types of things to prepare myself and figure out what I am interested in and what I want to do when I transition out. [But] this is my focus right now. End of July to the beginning of February, the only thing I’m really focused on is ball.”

  • Cardinals DE Markus Golden, who is on the PUP after suffering an ACL tear last year, declined to put any timetable on a potential return. Golden said he’s working daily and hasn’t suffered a setback. (Darren Urban)


New Rams DT Ndamukong Suh says that Aaron Donald deserves more money than he got in his record-setting six-year, $114 million contract with the Dolphins.

“He deserves more than what I got,” Suh told Jarrett Bell of USA Today. “It’s only right that he continues to play at a high level and prove that.

  • Charles Robinson doesn’t think the Rams are afraid of the possibility of DT Aaron Donald becoming a restricted free agent in 2019 by not reporting to the team.
  • Robinson doesn’t get the sense that this has been a bitter negotiation between the Rams and Donald and both parties would like to get a deal in place to ensure he remains in Los Angeles.
  • Robinson adds that “they’re not killing each other behind the scenes.”


The Seahawks signed LT Duane Brown to a new three-year, $36.5 million extension last week.

Brown told reporters on Sunday that there was “no doubt in any of our minds that it would get done.”

“There was no doubt in any of our minds that it would get done,” Brown said, via the Seattle Times“I’m very, very happy to finish out my career here.

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