NFC West Rumors: 49ers, Cardinals, Seahawks


49ers HC Kyle Shanahan says QB Jimmy Garoppolo could participate in 7-on-7 drills once OTA’s start later this offseason.

“Everyone says they’re ahead of schedule. He is,” Shanahan said via Cam Inman. “He’s been healing great.  He hasn’t had knee trouble before, and it was a clean ACL. So it’s been real good for him.”

San Francisco also announced a number of coaching staff changes Wednesday per Matt Maiocco, including:

The team also added Ben Peterson as Head of Player Health and Performance, Dustin Perry as Head Strength and Conditioning, Shea Thompson as Director of Performance Monitoring, and Aaron Hill and Mike Nicolini as assistant S&C coaches.  (Cam Inman)

  • Shanahan says RB Jerick McKinnon is on schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL and the team expects him to be the lead back this year.  (Kevin Patra)
  • Shanahan says the team is discussing an extension with franchise-tagged K Robbie Gould, who is guaranteed to kick for San Francisco in 2019 at least. (Matt Maiocco)
  • To his knowledge, Shanahan says the 49ers are not one of the three teams to contact Pittsburgh regarding WR Antonio Brown. (Maiocco)
  • 49ers CB Richard Sherman has said he and the team have both expressed interest in continuing together.  Sherman’s 2019 base salary is not guaranteed.  (Josina Anderson)
  • Sherman also said he thinks San Francisco would be “incredibly open” to welcoming Antonio Brown if a trade is executed.  (Anderson)


Arizona GM Steve Keim said when asked if Josh Rosen is their quarterback “for sure, he is, for now,” according to Mike Jones

Keim also said it was too early in the evaluation stage to rule out drafting Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray


  • Seattle GM John Schneider says he anticipates working out a deal with QB Russell Wilson: “I have no other reason to believe otherwise other than website rumors.”  (Mike Jones)
  • Schneider added the team’s first priority will be its upcoming free agents, then extensions. (Bob Condotta)
  • Schneider said he also expects DE Frank Clark to return to Seattle in 2019.  (John Boyle)
  • There has been no recent contact with S Earl Thomas, who will likely test free agency according to Schneider.  (Bob Condotta)
  • The Seahawks will add another kicker to compete with Sam Ficken, per Schneider.  (Condotta)
  • Schneider said he will discuss an extension for LB K.J. Wright this week, though his market value will determine if he’s back with the Seahawks. (John Boyle)
  • Safety Kam Chancellor will likely not be on the roster next season, but Schneider hopes he stays around the organization.  (Aaron Levine)
  • Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin has had multiple surgeries this offseason after an injury-filled 2018, and is rehabbing at the team facility according to Schneider.  (Greg Bell)
  • Schneider says the team is waiting on the sentencing process, but would love to have LB Mychal Kendricks back.  (Condotta)
  • Seattle also wants to bring back OL J.R. Sweezy and D.J. Fluker, but Schneider says the market will dictate if that happens.  (Condotta)
  • DL Malik McDowell remains on the Seahawks’ Non-Football Injury list. Schneider said regarding McDowell, “I can’t talk about him.  I really can’t,” possibly indicating an upcoming injury settlement.  (Condotta)

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