Former NFL LB DeMeco Ryans joins 49ers staff

Feb 21, 2017 at 1:33 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers officially announced seven additions to head coach Kyle Shanahan's coaching staff. Among the additions were offensive line coach John Benton, which we have known about for some time and who finalized his contract on Monday. Another was former NFL linebacker DeMeco Ryans, who will serve as the defensive quality control coach for the 49ers.

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Ryans, who is just 32, has played for the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles. He was released by Philadelphia in February of 2016. Ryans was originally drafted in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Texans and went on to spend 10 seasons in the NFL. Ryans appeared in 140 games, starting 139, and registered 735 tackles, 46 passes defended, 13.5 sacks, 10 fumble recoveries and seven interceptions.

During Ryans' career, he earned AP Defensive Rookie of the Year (2006) and First-Team All-Pro (2007) honors in addition to being named to two Pro Bowls (2007, 2009).


Shanahan was a member of the Texans coaching staff for much of Ryans' time in Houston, so there is some familiarity there.

Tuesday's official additions to the coaching staff are listed below.

John Benton Offensive Line
Daniel Bullocks Assistant Defensive Backs
Michael Clay Strength & Conditioning Assistant
Stan Kwan Assistant Special Teams
Vince Oghobaase Assistant Defensive Line
DeMeco Ryans Defensive Quality Control
Adam Stenavich Assistant Offensive Line

You can view the entire coaching staff here.

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