NFC West Notes: Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks


Cardinals HC Steve Wilks said at the NFL league meetings that there’s still a chance they could re-sign a few of their free agents.

It’s still a possibility,” Wilks said, via “I know some of those guys have gone on and gotten with (other) teams, but in that second wave, third wave, we can circle back and find out from a financial standpoint if it is feasible (for someone to return.)

Some of the notable free agents for the Cardinals still available include S Tyvon Branch, RB Kerwynn Williams, DL Frostee Rucker and TE Troy Niklas.


Rams GM Les Snead explained that their struggles to stop the run impacted their decision to sign DT Ndamukong Suh in free agency.

We struggled to stop the run up the middle,” said Snead, via the Sporting News. “Suh is a big, strong body. We feel like we can use him to improve us there and obviously in passing situations getting the matchup with somebody having to deal with both Aaron and him.

Snead said they spoke with Aaron Donald ahead of time about their decision to go after Suh.

Before we did all this, we sat down with Aaron and let him know,” Snead said. “He’s well aware we’re going to work to get something done this spring. But we (said), ‘Oh, by the way, we’ve got the chance to acquire Ndamukong. He would actually get paid before you do. Are you good?’

“Aaron is the type of guy who (believes), ‘If he helps us and he gets better, let’s do it. My time will come here soon.‘”


Former Seahawks CB Richard Sherman said after being released that he felt Seattle “kind of lost their way a little bit.” Sherman later mentioned that HC Pete Carroll’sphilosophy is more built for college” because his message doesn’t get as old when there are new players constantly coming into the program.

On Tuesday, Carroll told reporters that he’s taking Sherman’s comments “with a grain of salt.”

“So what else is new?’’ Carroll said, via the Seattle Times. “Sherm has been saying stuff his whole career, so this is nothing different. I’ve been through so much of what he has said, I take it all with a grain of salt. He’s just battling. He’s just trying to figure it out.

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