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Baalke told two days ago he would be fired, Kelly to be informed following game

Jan 1, 2017 at 9:29 AM


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During today's FOX Sports pregame, insider Jay Glazer said that on Friday, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke was informed of his impending firing. An official announcement is expected today.

Head coach Chip Kelly has not yet been informed that he would be fired. However, Kelly will be meeting with ownership following the game and that is most likely when he will be informed of the decision.

An unnamed 49ers player told the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday night that the team hadn't been told anything regarding Kelly's future and that the focus was on the final game of the season, a matchup this afternoon with the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium.



Glazer also reports that, two years ago, the 49ers were ready to hire Adam Gase to replace Jim Harbaugh and that it was Baalke that convinced ownership not to hire him.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports stated this morning that the 49ers have already begun their due diligence for general manager candidates, reaching out to people close to them.


Last night, Adam Schefter of ESPN broke news that both Baalke and Kelly would be fired in a 49ers move to clean house.

"For the 49ers, this is what they deemed best," said NFL Network's Ian Rapoport last night following the report. "Pull the plug on the Chip Kelly era, send him back to college, and start new with what they hope is a high powered head coach and a smart general manager."
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