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The San Francisco 49ers have reportedly made an addition to their scouting department. We break it down.

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Fooch's update: Per Buffalo Rumblings, Moody was national scout under the Bills previous GM, but had been re-assigned to regional scout under the current GM.

The San Francisco 49ers are making an addition to their front office, likely in their scouting department. Four months after promoting Midwest regional scout Scott Brown to defensive line coach, the team is set to add a former Buffalo Bills scout.

Neil Stratton, the proprietor of @insideTheLeague, reported Moody's new position with the 49ers is unknown. He spent the previous five years as national scout for the Bills. Prior to that he spent eight seasons as a regional scout with the San Diego Chargers, covering the southeast region. Prior to joining the Chargers scouting department, Moody spent 31 years as a football coach at the high school and collegiate level. You can read more about Moody in some articles over at

The 49ers current national scout is Justin Chabot, who was promoted into the position in 2013. Previous national scouts have handled a given region, and then they are also responsible for cross-checking prospects across the country. Prior to this reported Moody addition, the 49ers had four regional scouts to go along with their national scout. They opened the 2014 season with five regional scouts, including Brown, so odds are pretty good Moody will be a regional scout.

Brown was took over the defensive line coaching position following Jim Tomsula's promotion to head coach. Although Brown spent the last three years as a regional scout, he had 31 years of coaching experience prior to that. The experience included extensive amounts as a defensive line coach.