The San Francisco 49ers coaching staff is slowly taking shape, with more and more of Jim Tomsula's assistants starting to fill out. We are likely going to have to wait until after the AFC Championship Game for the potential Rob Chudzinski offensive coordinator hiring, but progress is being made.
The latest news comes from Matt Maiocco. He had a couple tweets regarding offensive assistants. The 49ers released most of their coaching staff from their contracts, but they did retain some members. We learned earlier this week they retained Tom Rathman and Geep Chryst, and now it sounds like they also retained Ronald Curry and Mick Lombardi. Curry and Lombardi served as general offensive assistants for the team, likely meaning they did a broad range of work.
Maiocco is reporting the Buffalo Bills contacted the 49ers about interviewing Curry, but the 49ers have not yet given permission. Maiocco speculated Curry could very well be in line to be the 49ers wide receivers coach, but nothing specific has gotten out. Curry played wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders from 2002 to 2008. He spent 2009 with the Detroit Lions and St. Louis Rams, but retired in part due to injuries. He had three solid seasons of performance, with injury-plagued years mixed in.