NFC West Notes: Cardinals, Fitzgerald, Lacy

Larry Fitzgerald recently signed a one-year extension with the Cardinals to take him through next season. Still, the Cardinals star isn’t sure whether he wants to continue playing.

I don’t know,” Fitzgerald said (via Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com). “I’m going to take some time, figure it out.”

So far, Fitzgerald has 92 catches for 982 yards and five touchdowns on the season. The receiver, who will celebrate his 35th birthday in August, has accomplished a great deal in the league and would leave the game with few regrets if he decides to call it a career. Still, his performance this year indicates that he still has plenty left in the tank.

Here’s more from the NFC West:

  • Seahawks coach Pete Carroll admitted that things haven’t really worked out with offseason addition Eddie Lacy “for a number of reasons,” (Twitter link via Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times). However, he says that Lacy and teammate Thomas Rawls are still “battling” to see if either can get time this week. Lacy, who is scheduled for free agency after the conclusion of his one-year deal, has a career-low 2.6 yards per carry average.
  • Safety Cody Davis has been cleared to practice, meaning that he will be eligible to return off of injured reserve for the Rams in the final week of the regular season (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s Alden Gonzalez). Davis is a key reserve for L.A. and his return could allow free safety Lamarcus Joyner to help out at cornerback now that Kayvon Webster has been lost for the season. The Rams round out the regular season with games against the Titans and 49ers. With a two-game lead over the Seahawks, they have virtually locked up the NFC West crown.
  • The 49ers did not have Leonard Fournette ranked as a top-three prospect in this year’s draft, but coach Kyle Shanahan insists that he is not against taking running backs with a high pick. The 49ers are currently in position to have a top five pick, and Penn State standout Saquon Barkley could be there waiting for them.
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4 comments on “NFC West Notes: Cardinals, Fitzgerald, Lacy

  1. hodor
    hodor

    I hardly think the Niners have a pressing need at RB. At WR, yes, they do.

    • dstuart

      Hyde is overrated. Dude is always hurt. Saquon would be an immediate upgrade

      • planetsabc

        He would be. However, the upgrade he’d provide wouldn’t be as good for the team as drafting, say, a quality wide receiver to compliment who they have, or a quality LB (still wierd to say that niners need lbs…)

  2. Wildboyz

    Probably land in a trade-down scenario.
    Someone will likely move up to take a QB,
    Since CLE will likely have 2 of Top 4 picks
    and they won’t spend both, if any, on a QB.

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