NFC West Notes: Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks



Cardinals RB David Johnson is clearly excited about the team’s new offensive system under HC Kliff Kingsbury

“It’s been going great. I think it’s going to be a really good offense,” Johnson said, via “I think it’ll be similar to 2016 but probably more shotgun’s our home, which is good because I did that in college and we had a running quarterback. I think I’ll be utilized as a running back and receiver. I think it’s going to be really helpful, only having to worry about one guy trying to tackle you as opposed to three, four guys loading the box.”


Rams CB Marcus Peters said he is not concerned about his expiring contract with the team this season. 

The only thing I can do is come in and do my job and be the best teammate, be the best player I can be on the field, and the rest of the stuff will take care of itself,” Peters said, via Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic. “I’m not too worried about it.

Rams HC Sean McVay believes that Peters played his “best ball” towards the end of the 2018 season. 

He stayed the course, took accountability, and I thought he played his best ball toward the end of the year,” McVay said.


Matt Charboneau of the Detroit News reports that the Seahawks filed suit in the U.S. District Court in Michigan on Wednesday that alleges DL Malik McDowell has failed to pay back the $799,238 an arbitrator ordered him to after he was involved in a serious ATV accident. 

This was a breach of McDowell’s contract and he was ordered to repay his $1,599,238 signing bonus to Seattle. The Seahawks were able to recoup $800,000 by not paying McDowell’s salary for the 2018 season.

McDowell’s career remains in question, even though his agent has said he’s ready to return and the Cowboys brought him in for a workout this offseason.

  • Seahawks QB Geno Smith returned to the team’s offseason program after missing the opening week of OTAs due to a family situation. (Brady Henderson)
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