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Police Blotter

1/12/17: Packers CB Sam Shields is charged with two counts of marijuana possession. 1/10/17: Rams RB Tre Mason is arrested for fleeing and eluding without regard for others’ safety arising from a July 2016 ATV incident. 1/8/17: Steelers LB coach Joey Porter is arrested after an altercation with police. 1/3/17: Bengals CB Adam Jones is…

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As seats fill, who’ll be out of luck?

After more than a week of nothing, half of the open jobs already have filled up. And with three jobs now claimed and three left, it’s clear that plenty of viable candidates will be waiting for at least a full year. The Jaguars have hired Doug Marrone, the Broncos have hired Vance Joseph, and the…

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49ers coaching search skews toward offensive coordinators

The 49ers rose to prominence via the brains of offensive genius Bill Walsh. It’s no surprise, then, that the current San Francisco coaching search is tilting toward the offensive side of the football. Of the six official candidates for now, four are offensive coordinators. The other two come from the defensive side of the ball. The…

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Chiefs blocked Chris Ballard from interviewing with 49ers

The 49ers entered the process of searching for a G.M. with one primary target in mind: Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard. He was, as one source put it, San Francisco’s “first choice, second choice, and third choice” for the position. Reports that Ballard wouldn’t interview for the job created the impression that he…

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Louis Riddick to interview for 49ers G.M. position next week

Louis Riddick has spent the last few years as a contributor to ESPN where he often talks about the decisions being made by front offices around the league. The shoe may be on the other foot in 2017. Riddick was identified as a potential candidate for the 49ers’ General Manager job shortly after Trent Baalke…

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Report: KC exec Ballard won’t interview elsewhere

Chiefs’ personnel executive Chris Ballard will not interview with the 49ers for their vacant general manager position and doesn’t plan to seek any other position, NFL Network reported Monday. The 49ers had requested permission to interview Ballard, who was hired by the Chiefs in 2013 after 12 years with the Bears. Ballard is the director…

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Tracking the 2017 coaching/G.M. searches

The regular season is over and the coaching carousel is spinning around the league. The Rams, Jaguars and Bills didn’t wait for the end of the season to fire their coaches and the Chargers and 49ers didn’t wait long after the final whistle to do the same. The Broncos job opened up when Gary Kubiak…

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List of 49ers coaching candidates includes Tom Cable

The 49ers want to recreate their “championship culture,” but they’re apparently trying to do so on a budget as well. Whether or not it’s connected to the buyouts they’re paying Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly, the list of candidates emerging so far certainly leans toward the young and less expensive. Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com,…

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49ers ask permission to interview Chiefs’ Chris Ballard

The plan for the 49ers is to hire a General Manager before they hire a coach. And they’re moving quickly to line up candidates from teams who have bye weeks in the playoffs. Via Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the 49ers have requested permission to interview Chiefs personnel man Chris Ballard. Ballard was hired by…

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NFL’s Career Development Advisory Panel lists Dolphins G.M. Chris Grier as a G.M. candidate

The NFL’s Career Development Advisory panel has crafted its preliminary list of coaching and G.M. candidates for the coming hiring cycle. The coaching list includes a college coach who has shown no inclination (yet) to leave his current job. The G.M. list includes a current NFL General Manager. Dolphins G.M. Chris Grier is one of…

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“Massive upset” if Titans don’t keep Mularkey

All coaching jobs have been filled except for one. And the one that is still vacant never really was. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it would be a “massive upset” if the Titans don’t make interim coach Mike Mularkey the permanent (as if ever is) coach. Mularkey, per the source, is the…

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Report: Titans closing in on Jon Robinson as new GM

The Tennessee Titans appear close to filling their general manager vacancy. According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, the Titans’ search is closing in on Tampa Bay Buccaneers director of player personnel Jon Robinson as the successor to the fired Ruston Webster. An announcement could come as early as Thursday. Robinson has spent just the…

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Titans to interview Chiefs exec Ballard

The Titans will interview Chiefs’ executive Chris Ballard for their vacant general manager position on Monday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported. Ballard was promoted to director of football operations with the Chiefs last spring. He had spent two years as the team’s director of player personnel and is considered one of the rising stars in…

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2016 NFL coach and G.M. changes tracker

Cleveland Browns Fired head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer. Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam announced Sashi Brown has been promoted from general counsel to executive vice president of football operations. With this move, Haslam said the team will prioritize hiring a head coach before a general manager; the new GM will answer to…

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Ernie Accorsi will consult on Lions G.M. search

In a press conference last week, new Lions president Rod Wood said that the team would bring in an outside advisor to help them in their search for a new General Manager. The team revealed their choice for that role on Wednesday. Former Colts, Browns and Giants General Manager Ernie Accorsi will consult with the team…

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