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Fred Warner doesn’t expect much to change with 49ers defense

Robert Saleh is now the head coach of the Jets, but 49ers linebacker Fred Warner doesn’t think that Saleh’s departure will lead to a pronounced shift on defense. The 49ers have promoted linebackers coach DeMeco Ryans to the defensive coordinator position and Warner believes his former position coach is “more than prepared and ready” to [more]

Report: Darryl Tapp joining 49ers staff as assistant defensive line coach

Former NFL defense Darryl Tapp is returning to the league as a coach. According to Field Yates of, Tapp is joining the staff of the San Francisco 49ers as an assistant defensive line coach. Tapp spent the last year as a co-defensive line coach at his alma mater of Virginia Tech. He had previous [more]

What’s next for Matthew Stafford?

After a dozen seasons in Detroit, quarterback Matthew Stafford will be moving on. So where will he go? Plenty of teams will be interested, especially with a contract that pays out only $20 million in 2021. (He may want a new deal on the way through the door, however.) Despite being only a one-time Pro [more]

Report: James Bettcher joining 49ers defensive staff

The 49ers have promoted DeMeco Ryans to defensive coordinator to replace now-Jets head coach Robert Saleh. And they’re apparently going to give Ryans a little help. San Francisco is hiring James Bettcher in a senior defensive role, according to NFL media’s Ian Rapoport. Bettcher was most recently the Giants defensive coordinator under former head coach [more]

Robert Saleh: I want players to know I’ll help them get paid as much as possible

During his time as defensive coordinator of the 49ers, Robert Saleh was known as a coach who was popular with his players. Now that he’s head coach of the Jets, Saleh may be even more popular when his players hear what one of his top priorities is. Saleh said he considers helping players earn big [more]

Report: Martin Mayhew will be WFT G.M.

Marty Hurney is the new G.M. in Washington. Unless he isn’t. NFL Media initially reported that Hurney will be the new G.M. in Washington. Now, NFL Media reports that Martin Mayhew will be the new G.M. in Washington. Hurney is still joining the team, and he’ll have a top role in the organization. However, it’s [more]

49ers re-sign exclusive rights free agent Ken Webster

The 49ers announced Thursday that they have re-signed exclusive rights free agent Ken Webster to a one-year deal. The cornerback originally joined the 49ers from the Dolphins’ practice squad Sept. 16. He played nine games with the 49ers and made four tackles and a forced fumble on special teams. The Patriots drafted Webster in the [more]

Jaguars announce hiring of Trent Baalke as G.M.

What was reported is now official, as the Jaguars have announced the hiring of Trent Baalke as their General Manager. Baalke served as the club’s interim G.M. after Dave Caldwell was fired in late November. He’d joined the team as director of player personnel in February 2020. “Trent Baalke has had success at virtually every [more]

Which teams would, should, could be interested in Deshaun Watson?

When attempting to list the teams that should or would or could be interested in Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, it’s arguably easier to list the teams that shouldn’t or wouldn’t or couldn’t be. On today’s PFT Live, Chris Simms and I tried to do both. The end result was a lengthy discussion that came up [more]

Report: Martin Mayhew joining Washington’s front office

Martin Mayhew will not be the General Manager of the Washington Football Team, but he will reportedly be joining the organization. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Mayhew will be leaving his position as the 49ers vice president of player personnel and taking a job in Washington. His title is to be determined, but [more]

Report: Jaguars hiring Trent Baalke as G.M.

The Jaguars did their General Manager hiring a little differently than other teams. The team hired is head coach first, before the G.M. The Jaguars announced Urban Meyer as their head coach Thursday. They are nearing an announcement on their G.M. NFL Media reports that Jacksonville has settled on Trent Baalke, giving him a promotion [more]

49ers announce DeMeco Ryans, Mike McDaniel promotions to coordinator spots

The 49ers announced a pair of previously reported promotions on Monday. DeMeco Ryans will move from inside linebackers coach to defensive coordinator and Mike McDaniel will go from offensive run game coordinator to offensive coordinator. Ryans replaces Robert Saleh, who was hired as the head coach of the Jets late last week. He has spent [more]

Jaguars will pick 25th after Rams loss in divisional round

New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer knew his team had the first overall pick in the draft when he took the job and now he knows where the team’s second first-round pick will fall. Jacksonville acquired the Rams’ 2021 first-rounder as part of the deal for cornerback Jalen Ramsey in October 2019 and it will [more]

Rich Scangarello returning to 49ers as quarterbacks coach

The 49ers are losing some assistants to Robert Saleh’s first Jets coaching staff and they’ll be bringing back a former member of the organization to fill one of the holes. Michael Silver of NFL Media reports that Rich Scangarello will return as the team’s quarterbacks coach. He held that position in 2017 and 2018 before [more]

Report: Robert Saleh hiring John Benton, Greg Knapp, Rob Calabrese as offensive assistants

Jets head coach Robert Saleh isn’t just bringing Mike LaFleur from San Francisco’s offensive staff. According to Mike Silver of NFL media, Saleh is hiring 49ers offensive line coach John Benton to be New York’s offensive line coach/run game coordinator. Benton had been with the 49ers since Kyle Shanahan took over as head coach in [more]

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