NFC West Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks



  • 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said “it’s not looking good” regarding rookie WR Jalen Hurd coming off injured reserve this season. (Matt Barrows)
  • This leaves Kentavius Street and Jason Verrett as the only possibilities to return from injured reserve. 
  • Shanahan mentioned that DE Dee Ford has a hamstring strain and “there is concern it could be a couple weeks.” (Eric Branch)


  • According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Cardinals TE Maxx Williams‘ two-year extension is worth $7 million in new money. 
  • Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury said the team wanted to make a smart decision with CB Robert Alford, who is eligible to return from injured reserve, since there are only five games left this season. (Darren Urban)
  • Kingsbury said RB David Johnson, who did not touch the ball on Sunday, is still a part of the team’s plans despite being apparently usurped by newcomer RB Kenyan Drake: “David is a part of this offense and we have to find a way to make sure he’s playing at a high level and that we can get him the football.” (Josh Weinfuss)


With Rams WRs Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods out, Los Angeles almost had no choice but to turn to RB Todd Gurley Sunday night against the Bears. Gurley had a season-high 28 touches, including 25 carries, and turned that into 133 yards of offense and a touchdown. 

“I guess I felt like the old Todd,” Gurley said via Pro Football Talk. “But it was cool, man. I’m just happy I was able to go out there and take advantage of my opportunities.”


  • According to ESPN’s Brady Henderson, Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks had his court date for sentencing in his insider trading case pushed back for the fifth time. It was originally scheduled for Thursday and is now expected to occur in February. 
  • Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said of WR Tyler Lockett: “He’s doing better. We’ll know more later in the week.” (Curtis Crabtree)
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