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

     

49ers

  • Per Matt Barrows, San Francisco GM John Lynch said the team likes their depth chart at quarterback when asked about potentially trading one: “We never close the door on anything, but we really like the three guys we have.”
  • Lynch said he has not discussed a trade for WR Antonio Brown with the Steelers.  (Ray Fittipaldo)
  • San Francisco will not meet with any quarterbacks at the Combine.  (Matt Maiocco)

Cardinals

Cardinals’ recently hired HC Kliff Kingsbury said QB Josh Rosenknows where he stands” moving forward. 

He knows where he stands,” Kingsbury said, via ProFootballTalk. “He’s a smart guy and he understands that’s a comment made a long time ago prior to a college football game.”

When asked about Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray, Kingsbury said he is “pretty special” and “one of the most dynamic athletes” on the field. 

Kyler’s a tremendous athlete, quarterback, one of the better ones I ever recruited out of high school,” Kingsbury said. “He’s pretty special. He’s one of the most dynamic athletes on the field regardless of position, and he can drop back, be mechanically sound and hurt you from the pocket.”

Rams

  • Los Angeles HC Sean McVay continues to blame his play-calling for Todd Gurley‘s ineffectiveness late in 2018, saying there was no specific injury, per Nate Davis.
  • The Rams will likely let DT Ndamukong Suh test the free agent market with the hopes of bringing him back.  (Josina Anderson)
  • McVay said the Rams would also like to bring back DE Dante Fowler, who potentially could be more of a priority than Suh.  (Rich Hammond)
  • WR Cooper Kupp is rehabbing well and McVay expects him back for training camp.  (Hammond)
  • Rams GM Les Snead says the team does not plan to use the franchise tag on anyone.  (Lindsey Thiry)
  • That makes it more likely that upcoming free agents like Fowler and S Lamarcus Joyner hit the open market.  (Matt Barrows)

Seahawks

Seattle HC Pete Carroll confirmed WR Doug Baldwin had knee and shoulder surgeries this offseason.  Baldwin is rehabbing and should be ready for the regular season. 

“He had a really frustrating year,’’ Carroll said via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “We went through it side by side. It was so difficult to watch him have to go through it. He was such a gallant warrior about fighting through the stuff. Everything he had, he beat the timelines by halves. It was tough—he couldn’t practice the way we like him to and the way he wants to—it was frustrating for him, just the whole thing was. The fact that he finished up and made some big plays for us and did some good stuff at the end of the season was really rewarding, but not enough for his expectations and all that, so it was a hard year for him.”

  • Carroll also said he wants both OL D.J. Fluker and J.R. Sweezy back in 2019: “I’m counting on (Fluker), yeah I’m counting on him. He did a great job last year he had a big impact as did Sweez (JR Sweezy). We want both those guys back.’’ (Condotta)
  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer thinks Seattle will use the franchise tag on DE Frank Clark.  
  • “Frank (Clark) will be with us, yeah,” Carroll said at the Combine Thursday.  (Brady Henderson)
  • TE Will Dissly is not expected to be ready for training camp as he recovers from a patella tendon injury.  (Condotta)
  • Carroll says S Delano Hill and OL Jordan Simmons are progressing well in rehab from injuries. (Condotta)

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