NFC West Notes: Mathieu, Harbaugh, 49ers

The Seahawks have an empty spot on the roster, but head coach Pete Carroll won’t give any hints as to who might be heading to Seattle, write Gregg Bell of The News Tribune. The Seahawks thought they added a defensive back in Loucheiz Purifoy a few days ago, but a failed physical put a kibosh on that deal. More from the NFC West..

  • Second-year Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu suffered a fractured and dislocated thumb, which requires surgery and will likely sideline him for three games while his hand is in a cast, a source tells ESPN’s Ed Werder (Twitter link). There’s no word yet on whether the Cards will make a roster move to add more depth to the secondary.
  • 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh holds more cards in this looming drama than he’s getting credit for, writes Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. If he doesn’t like the idea of joining a new team that will be hamstrung by the loss of one or more draft picks, he can tell the 49ers he’ll continue to remain on the job until he’s released from his contract. If Harbaugh makes it clear he’ll coach SF for 2015, the only way the 49ers will be able to keep that from happening will be to fire him or let him walk away without compensation.
  • 49ers fullback Trey Millard and defensive lineman Kaleb Ramsey are now officially done for the year, as Matt Maiocco of writes. Today was the end of the 21-day practice window without a promotion to the 53-man roster for both players.
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