NFC West Notes: Davis, Kaepernick, Seahawks

Jim Harbaugh knew little about Rams quarterback Austin Davis before this week, but he regrets not getting a better look at the Southern Mississippi product during the draft process in 2012, writes Matt Maiocco of “I wish I would’ve been more aware of him,” Harbaugh said of Davis, who went undrafted. “He looks like a real nice prospect.” Since taking over for the injured Shaun Hill in Week 1, Davis has thrown for more than 1,100 yards and six touchdowns while completing 67.8% of his passes. Davis and his 1-3 Rams take on Harbaugh’s 3-2 49ers on Sunday.

  • A Colin Kaepernick-releated hearing will take place Tuesday morning, but there’s a dispute as to what issue the meeting will address. While a league source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk the hearing will focus on Kaepernick’s alleged use of offensive language towards Bears defensive lineman Lamarr Houston, Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News says (via Twitter) the hearing is about Kaepernick’s wearing of Beats headphones, which are banned by the league.
  • The Seahawks waived defensive lineman Greg Scruggs earlier today, but Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times thinks there’s a good chance the 24-year-old will be added to the Hawks’ practice squad if no other team claims him.
  • The new field at the 49ers’ Levi Stadium drew some criticism earlier this year, but it looks like all the kinks have been worked out, writes Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.
  • After playing 109 snaps through the Rams’ first four games, rookie defensive tackle Aaron Donald is ready to handle a larger role, according to Nick Wagoner of
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