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49ers Head Coach and General Manager Search Tracker

Jan 2, 2017 at 7:51 AM--
Updated Jan 18, 2017 at 8:09 AM


The San Francisco 49ers are showing interest in a number of candidates for their vacancies at general manager and head coach. The team officially announced the firings of both Trent Baalke and Chip Kelly following the final game of the 2016 season.

Completed Head Coach Meetings


Anthony Lynn (HIRED BY LOS ANGELES CHARGERS)
Buffalo Bills interim head coach
Wednesday, January 4
First reported by Mike Rodak of ESPN

Kyle Shanahan (WILL BE OFFERED 49ERS JOB)
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator
Friday, January 6
First reported by Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports

Josh McDaniels (REMAINING WITH NEW ENGLAND)
New England Patriots offensive coordinator
Saturday, January 7
First reported by Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle

Sean McVay (HIRED BY LOS ANGELES RAMS)
Washington Redskins offensive coordinator
Monday, January 9
First reported by Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports

Sean McDermott (HIRED BY BUFFALO)
Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator
Tuesday, January 10
First reported by Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee

Tom Cable
Seattle Seahawks assistant head coach and offensive line coach
Sunday, January 15
First reported by Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY

Completed General Manager Meetings


Eliot Wolf
Green Bay Packers director of football operations
Thursday, January 5
First reported by Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports

Brian Gutekunst
Green Bay Packers director of player personnel
Thursday, January 5
First reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN

George Paton
Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager
Friday, January 6
First reported by Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area

Jimmy Raye III
Indianapolis Colts vice president of football operations
Sunday, January 8
First reported by Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee

Brandon Beane
Carolina Panthers assistant general manager
Monday, January 9
First reported by Peter Schrager of FOX Sports

Louis Riddick
ESPN analyst, former director of pro personnel
Tuesday, January 10
First reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN

Terry McDonough
Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel
Friday, January 13
First reported by Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area

Trent Kirchner
Seattle Seahawks co-director of player personnel
Monday, January 16
First reported by Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY

Scott Fitterer
Seattle Seahawks co-director of player personnel
Monday, January 16
First reported by Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY

Planned Head Coach Meetings


Vance Joseph (CANCELLED - HIRED BY DENVER)
Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator
Thursday, January 12
First reported by NFL Insider Rand Getlin

Interview Blocked by Current Team


Chris Ballard
Kansas City Chiefs director of football operations
General manager opening, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network

Declined Meetings


Nick Caserio
New England Patriots director of player personnel
General manager opening, per Pro Football Talk





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