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Golden Nuggets: Another Defensive Coach Hired

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The 49ers have still not hired a defensive coordinator for next season. Last week, the 49ers reportedly extended a job offer to the Houston Texans linebackers' coach Mike Vrabel to become the team's defensive coordinator. Vrabel did not take the job because he did not want to relocate, according to sources. The 49ers are now eyeing former Browns defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil. Jason Tarver, who coached the 49ers LBs, is still also in contention.

The team did reportedly hire a new defensive coach to add to the coaching staff. They hired Jeff Hafley, who coached the Cleveland Browns secondary, to coach the same position. Adding him to the other coaches that have been reportedly hired leaves the team just needing to find a defensive coordinator and a linebackers coach if Jason Tarver does not come back.

The defensive coaches reportedly already hired are Jerry Azzinaro (defensive line) from the Eagles, Hardy Nickerson (inside linebackers) from the Bucs, and the newly hired Jeff Hafley.

49ers Links

Defensive Asst Hired (Gantt)

Another Browns coach? | Former Browns DC Interviewed (Alper)

NaVorro, Torrey Hang With The Rock (Price)

DB Coach Added (Barrows)

Congrats Boldin | Boldin Up For Man Of The Year Award (Mercury News Staff)

Worst 1 Star Reviews For Levi's (Pereira)

Of course it was coming | Interest In Oregon QB (Williams)

Team, Boone Not Talking Contract...Yet (Maiocco)

Team Hires Secondary Coach (Maiocco)

How Cam's Success Affects Kap (Barrows)

Rebuild obviously | Rebuilding Or Reloading? (Gutierrez)

NFL Man Of The Year Finalists (

Chip Explains Origin Of HIs Offense (Fann)

Keep Draughn, Celek, and Boone | Which 49ers Could Be FAs? (Emerick)

Parallel Between Baalke And Kelly (Branch)

Interesting debate | Brady Will Never Surpass Montana (Lynch)

5 Players To Watch For At Senior Bowl (Fann)


Anquan Boldin A Finalist (49ers Video)


State Of The 49ers (49ers Radio)