NFC West Notes: Peterson, Joseph, Rams

Earlier today we learned that the Cardinals were one of the teams that talked to the Buccaneers before this year’s draft about the possibility of a Mike Glennon trade. Glennon would have been groomed to be the club’s next quarterback while backing up starter Carson Palmer, but the talks ultimately didn’t go anywhere. The latest out of the NFC West..

  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (on Twitter) hears that extension talks between cornerback Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals are active and some progress has been made. While there has been more movement on a new deal between the two sides than most teams have had with standouts from the 2011 class, nothing is iminnent at this time, however. Recently, our own Luke Adams looked at Peterson’s case for an extension. The cornerback is probably pushing to exceed the $14MM annual salary that Richard Sherman got on his four-year deal and the $22MM guaranteed that Joe Haden received on his five-year deal. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him match one or both of those marks when all is said and done.
  • It was a long road that led guard Davin Joseph to the Rams, writes Nick Wagoner of The Rams wound up re-signing Rodger Saffold after his deal with the Raiders fell through and some assumed that would have 86’d any hope of a deal between Joseph and St. Louis. However, the Rams maintained their interest and signed Joseph after watching the market play out. The former first-round pick had interest from the Cowboys and Patriots but ultimately chose the Rams this offseason.
  • The Rams‘ home stadium, the Edward Jones Dome, is running out of money, writes David Hunn of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In six years, the authority that oversees the stadium will have burned through its $16MM savings and they project to be ~$62MM in the hole in 15 years. With increased talk of a team picking up and moving to Los Angeles, that’s not great news for the city of St. Louis.
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