Friday, April 5, 2013
NFC West links: 49ers' Davis gets extension
By ESPN.com staff
Coach Bruce Arians and GM Steve Keim are scheduled to hold a private workout Saturday at USC for quarterback Matt Barkley, reports ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Going into the offseason, the Cardinals' top two quarterbacks were poised to count $14.175 million against the salary cap. But after a flurry of moves -- releasing Kevin Kolb and John Skelton, signing Drew Stanton and trading for Carson Palmer -- the Cardinals will save $2.46 million in cap space with their new top two quarterbacks, reports Brian McIntyre of Yahoo! Sports.
Kicker Jay Feely gave up his No. 3 jersey to Palmer after the incoming quarterback agreed to make a donation to the Feely Family Foundation, reports azcardinals.com's Darren Urban.
St. Louis Rams
Steven Jackson told Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he signed with the Falcons so he could play for a "legitimate contender."
Turf Show Times' Ryan Van Bibber reviews the Rams' preseason schedule.
Cornerback Trumaine Johnson has a pre-trial hearing scheduled for April 30 following his March 22 arrest for driving under the influence.
San Francisco 49ers
Offensive tackle Anthony Davis signed a five-year contract extension with the 49ers worth $37,295,600, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows interviewed the NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah about what the 49ers will do in the draft. Jeremiah likes Alabama defensive tackle Jesse Williams and FIU safety Jonathan Cyprien as two players the 49ers could consider with their first two picks.
Frightening thought for opposing defenses: Coach Pete Carroll expects quarterback Russell Wilson to be a lot better this season.
Brady Henderson of 710 ESPN Seattle breaks down the Seahawks' preseason schedule.