San Francisco 49ers

Jim Tomsula’s 49ers staff starting to take shape

The 49ers interviewed Jason Tarver, presumably for the role of defensive coordinator, on Friday.
The 49ers interviewed Jason Tarver, presumably for the role of defensive coordinator, on Friday. AP

Jim Tomsula is in the midst of filling out his 49ers staff. Here’s what things look like so far:


Coordinator: Vacant. The team likely will look at Colts assistant Rob Chudzinski. Mike Shanahan also has been linked to the position.

Quarterbacks: Vacant: The 49ers retained their previous quarterbacks coach, Geep Chryst, but his role has yet to be defined. Chryst has worked as a tight ends coach in the past.

Offensive line: Chris Foerster. The NFL Network reported he is in line to join the 49ers. He was with the team in 2008-09 and is familiar to left tackle Joe Staley and to running back Frank Gore. Foerster spent the last five years in Washington which used a lot of stretch-running techniques. His head coach for the majority of that time: Mike Shanahan.

Running backs: Tom Rathman. He’s been with the 49ers since 2009 and has worked with Foerster in the past.

Wide receivers: Vacant. John Morton has not been retained and could join former 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman in Buffalo.

Tight ends: Vacant: Eric Mangini has not been retained. Chryst could fill this role.

Ass’t offensive line: Eric Wolford. According to Football Scoop, the former Youngstown State head coach will join the 49ers in this capacity.

Others: The 49ers have retained assistants Mick Lombardi and Ronald Curry. CSN Bay Area reported that the Bills want to interview Curry for a position on their staff.


Coordinator: Vacant. The 49ers interviewed ex-Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver, presumably for this position, on Friday.

Defensive line: Vacant

Outside linebackers: Vacant

Inside linebackers: Vacant

Secondary: Vacant

Assistant secondary: Vacant

Others: The team wants to retain assistant defensive coach Ejiro Evero. He played safety at UC Davis and would seem to be a good fit as a secondary coach.


Coordinator: Vacant

Ass’t special teams: Vacant

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