49ers players don’t know what is going on in their front office either.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that players in town for offseason conditioning were simply told that “things were moved out of [G.M. Scot] McCloughan’s office.”
It’s uncertain if the 49ers will eventually term the parting of ways as mutual or if they are “building a case to fire” McCloughan, according Maiocco. Officially, McCloughan remains employed.
It’s also unclear who will run the front office, but it’s hard not to see Mike Singletary gaining power in the organization.
The York family sold their fans on stability and a power structure with McCloughan and Singletary as equal forces not so long ago. Things looked headed in the right direction for the first time since Steve Mariucci, yet they have descended into disarray once again.
One name we haven’t heard mentioned much is 49ers director of college scouting, David McCloughan — Scot’s brother.
His presence in such a prominent position is awkward at best and seemingly untenable long-term.