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Report: Robert Saleh will be 49ers defensive coordinator

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22: Geno Hayes #55 and J.T. Thomas #52 of the Jacksonville Jaguars talk with the linebacker coach Robert Saleh during the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Jaguars 13-12.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Robert Saleh will be hired as the 49ers’ new defensive coordinator, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported Monday.

Saleh had interviewed with new 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan and other key members of the organization last Friday.

Though it was previously reported that Shanahan may hire Saleh and Falcons assistant Jerome Henderson as co-defensive coordinators, Caplan reported that won’t be the case and that Saleh will be the only defensive coordinator once he and the team finalize a contract agreement.

Saleh spent the last three years as linebackers coach of the Jaguars.

The 49ers previously had officially announced some assistant coach hires, mostly on the offensive side of the ball.

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18 Responses to “Report: Robert Saleh will be 49ers defensive coordinator”
  1. New England>Your Team says: Feb 13, 2017 4:22 PM

    Kyle needs to give in and get an OC as well.

    We see how that whole stint is working out for Hue.

  2. ninerfansincebirth says: Feb 13, 2017 4:45 PM

    If Kyle Shanahan is not calling the plays then what’s the point

  3. kamthechancellor says: Feb 13, 2017 4:45 PM

    This team is heading for an 0-16 season.

  4. whiteybulgersson says: Feb 13, 2017 4:50 PM

    Right because that will sure work out. Shanahan probably said “you’re hired!” to the first person who walked through the door.

  5. bert1913 says: Feb 13, 2017 4:53 PM

    the quest for 1 will be a while

  6. cletusvandam says: Feb 13, 2017 4:59 PM

    I guess Rex Ryan was busy

  7. thisisjustacommentaccount says: Feb 13, 2017 5:02 PM

    Finally a circumstance that dictated passing and he blew it

  8. ctiggs says: Feb 13, 2017 5:45 PM

    all i know is we have to ATLEAST get 5 wins next season.

  9. bobgust says: Feb 13, 2017 5:53 PM

    “This team is heading for an 0-16 season.”

    That’s okay. Enjoy watching Seattle one and done

  10. bobgust says: Feb 13, 2017 5:54 PM

    “the quest for 1 will be a while”

    That’s the most the Sea Chickens are ever going to get

  11. pantherpro says: Feb 13, 2017 8:23 PM

    Playoffs for Niners this year. Seagag fans? At least you have the lame Sounders! What city draws 40,000 from it for an MSL game? You must be bored to tears up there Seattle!

  12. RegisHawk says: Feb 14, 2017 8:27 AM

    LOL…Claranettes…playoffs…

  13. bobgust says: Feb 14, 2017 1:19 PM

    “LOL…Claranettes…playoffs…”

    LMAO, the seachickens winning another Super Bowl. All downhill from here.

  14. RegisHawk says: Feb 14, 2017 1:57 PM

    LOL…Claranette with 2-14 smack talk.

  15. bobgust says: Feb 14, 2017 3:52 PM

    “LOL…Claranette with 2-14 smack talk.”

    We will be relishing the sea chickens down hill slide immensely. Enjoy your one and done

  16. RegisHawk says: Feb 15, 2017 9:16 AM

    Wow…they’ve only been saying that for about 5 years now…

  17. bobgust says: Feb 16, 2017 12:18 PM

    “Wow…they’ve only been saying that for about 5 years now…”

    The seachickens have been on a downward trend the past few years and the greatest GM in the history of the league according to Seahcicken fans Schenider hasn’t drafted well lately. The Seachickens are one and done

  18. RegisHawk says: Feb 17, 2017 9:51 AM

    Is that the same downward trend that saw them win the division for the 8th time in the last 15 years (not counting 3 Wild Card seasons as well)?

    Claranette trolls…still lost in 199-something, when they’re not braying about some “Harbaugh dynasty” that saw no SB victories…

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