NFL Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Rams, Raiders & Steelers


49ers HC Chip Kelly said first-round G Josh Garnett is “pushing to be a starter.”

Josh is a lot closer,” Kelly said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “I think people see, ‘Well, he was inactive.’ But he’s pushing to be a starter.

Kelly also mentioned that it was his decision to not start RT Anthony Davis, but he did say that David could be used at guard in an emergency situation.

We only have two (backup offensive linemen), so if both guards went down last night, he’s going to have to go in at guard,” Kelly said.


  • Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said G Evan Mathis is “day to day” with a left foot injury. It is worth mentioning that Mathis was carted off the field during Week 1 against the Patriots. (SiriusXM NFL Radio)
  • Arians also said losing DE Frostee Rucker (MCL) to injury will hurt from a leadership standpoint.


Rams HC Jeff Fisher said that he has not decided whether first-round QB Jared Goff will play as the Rams’ No. 2 or No. 3 backup quarterback for their home opener next Sunday.

“No I haven’t,” said Fisher, via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “I will. And there’s that chance, too [that Goff is the backup]. He’s pushing along; this whole experience for Jared was good — not good for our team, but good for him to see all this. We’ll decide later in the week.”

  • According to Vincent Bonsignore, any reports of the Rams signing Fisher to a three-year extension are not accurate.
  • Bonsignore says that the Rams will “let the things play out” before finalizing a long-term contract extension for Fisher.


  • Raiders tried out LB Reshard Cliett, DB Rolan Milligan, and LB Darnell Sankey. (Aaron Wilson)


  • Steelers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) says he hopes to practice as soon as eligible. (Jeremy Fowler)
  • Aditi Kinkhabwala reports that there’s a “real chance” LB Ryan Shazier plays in Sunday’s game, despite a knee injury he sustained on Monday.
  • The Steelers hosted DB Jacob Hagen for a visit on Tuesday. (Aaron Wilson)


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