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49ers coaching staff: Chris Foerster to take over offensive line work, Geep Chryst to stick around

The San Francisco 49ers coaching staff is slowly taking shape. We break down the most recent addition, and another retention.

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Fooch's Update: Maiocco with an interesting tweet. Maybe Chryst moves back to TE work? We'll see.

The San Francisco 49ers may have a couple more assists for head coach Jim Tomsula. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the team will hire Chris Foerster, who previously coached Washington's offensive line. Washington hired Bill Callahan today to take over the OL role, leaving Foerster looking for work. Rapoport did not specify a role, but it would appear to be as the team's next offensive line coach. He would replace the recently released/fired Mike Solari.

Matt Barrows is also reporting Geep Chryst is expected to stick around in his current role as quarterbacks coach. Chryst has been with the 49ers since joining Jim Harbaugh in 2011. Prior to that, Chryst was tight ends coach and a quality control coach for the Carolina Panthers from 2006 to 2010. Before that, he did quarterback work with the Arizona Cardinals and San Diego Chargers fro 1999 to 2003.

Foerster has extensive NFL history, including time with the 49ers. Prior to his five years as Washington's offensive line coach, he served in a similar role with the 49ers in 2008 and 2009. Before that he was the Ravens offensive line coached from 2005 to 2007, offensive coordinator in Miami in 2004, and an assortment of jobs before that. Foerster served as co-offensive line coach with George Foerster, but took over the full OL duties when Foerster was fired with Mike Nolan.

This all comes after a report this morning that the team was hiring former Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver. Wednesday evening, we learned running backs coach Tom Rathman will stick around.