Louis Riddick out, 49ers G.M. list reportedly down to four

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The 49ers are narrowing their search for a new General Manager, and it appears the list is down to four.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the team has informed a number of candidates they were no longer in the mix, leaving four possibilities among the previously reported candidates to work with new coach Kyle Shanahan.

They’re seeking second interviews with Green Bay executives Brian Gutekunst and Eliot Wolf, along with Minnesota assistant G.M. George Paton, with Arizona vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough still a possibility as well.

ESPN analyst Louis Riddick is among the candidates no longer under consideration, though he was thought to be linked to their pursuit of Josh McDaniels as head coach.

“The 49ers pared down its list of general manager candidates Tuesday morning and thanked those who will not be included in the second round of interviews,” 49ers spokeman Bob Lange said in a statement. “Upcoming interviews will be announced as they were in the first round.”

Other personnel men who have been told they won’t get a second interview include Jimmy Raye III of the Colts, Seattle’s Scott Fitterer, and Panthers assistant G.M. Brandon Beane. Seahawks exec Trent Kirchner had previously pulled his name from consideration.

14 responses to “Louis Riddick out, 49ers G.M. list reportedly down to four

  1. Yeah. Nobody wants to build a team around a top 5 defense, it’s much easier to get quarterback that can bail your team out every week. Especially when the o-line never gets called for holding. There’s a blueprint for success.

  2. It was tense in the waiting room as the candidates waited to see which would be the next to be handed a subway token, a complimentary takeout coffee, and a 49er monogrammed pen, while being thanked for their interest in the position.

  3. cheeseisfattening says:
    Jan 18, 2017 6:26 PM

    I really hope Wolf stays in Green Bay and goes on to be their GM so that his nepotistic incompetence occurs there rather than somewhere else.


    Translation: “I really hope Wolf doesn’t stay in Green Bay because my team deserves a chance too! I hope that he doesn’t take advantage of my teams nepotistic incompetence”

  4. I hate that Rodgers hot streak will cause pack to let go young front office talent for Thompson. Pack by far weakest of final four across the board but because a rod is crazy good right now we forget front office is not. Keep wolf.

  5. I would recommend that first you need to get to the real source. A new owner that knows what their doing. Fire Jed York te team will never win without that bratty owners son of their. Hes destroying it! Get real. No GM will make a difference!

  6. This is a no-brainer if you’re looking to build a Swiss cheese defense that gives up 31 points to a rookie QB in a playoff game. You have to go with one of the guys from GB.

  7. I would have hired Riddick in a minute. All we keep hearing is Wolf Wolf Wolf, yet no job…..

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