Rams coach Spagnuolo is 'living in the now'


Rams coach Spagnuolo is 'living in the now'

Steve Spagnuolo will be on the sideline as St. Louis Rams head coach on Sunday against the 49ers.But the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that he will be swept aside in a major Rams housecleaning at the end of the season. But that's OK because, apparently, Spagnuolo won't be out of work for long. The paper reports it's "all but certain" he'll be the next Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator.On a conference call Wednesday morning with reporters who cover the 49ers, Spagnuolo said he is remaining sheltered from the rumors and speculation."Well, I'm honestly and truly not aware of all the things going on," Spagnuolo said. "I think I'm smart enough to know that things will be said. I don't know specifically what you're talking about -- about what you just said about Philadelphia.RELATED: Rams CB King to miss season finale
"But I can tell you this: We're living in the now. And right now what we do and what we're supposed to do as employees here and representatives of the Rams organization is focus on the Rams and, in this case, playing the San Francisco 49ers."When asked he has spoken to ownership about his future with the Rams, Spagnuolo said, "No, and that wouldn't happen right now. That would always happen after. We have to finish the season. It's not over yet. We got one more game, and it's this Sunday at 12 o'clock (Central) against the San Francisco 49ers."The Rams, who have been decimated by injuries, are a disappointing 2-13 this season. They're in line to get the No. 1 overall pick in the draft for the second time in three years.RELATED: With loss Rams would end up with top pick
Spagnuolo said he is not 100-percent sure whom will start at quarterback for the Rams. Most likely, the answer is Kellen Clemens. Spagnuolo said Sam Bradford (ankle) will not practice today. He described Bradford's availability as "day to day." He added, "If he's OK to go, he'll be our quarterback." Bradford was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft.

49ers sign former second-round draft pick for D-line depth


49ers sign former second-round draft pick for D-line depth

The San Francisco 49ers announced Wednesday they have signed DL Sen'Derrick Marks to a one-year deal. 

Marks (6-2, 305) was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. In four seasons with the Titans (2009-12), he appeared in 51 games (26 starts) and registered 180 tackles, eight passes defensed, three sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception. Prior to the 2013 season, he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars where he spent the last four seasons (2013-16). With the Jaguars, he appeared in 52 games (35 starts) and registered 104 tackles, 16 sacks, 13 passes defensed, five fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles. In 2014, he led the team with a career-high 8.5 sacks. Last season, he appeared in all 16 games (one start) and finished with 22 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed. He was released by the team on March 9, 2017.

A 30-year-old native of Mobile, AL, Marks attended Auburn University where he appeared in 40 games (37 starts) and registered 114 tackles, 30 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks.

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Report: Former No. 3 overall pick works out for 49ers


Report: Former No. 3 overall pick works out for 49ers

The 49ers appear to have plenty of depth along their front seven, but the team brought in three defensive linemen for workouts on Tuesday, according to a source.

Two of those players are Tyson Jackson, the No. 3 overall pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009, and former Steelers defensive end Ricardo Mathews, reports the NFL Network. The identity of the other player was not immediately known.

Jackson has been without a team since the Falcons released him in March with two years and $8.5 million remaining on his contract. He also worked out recently with the Los Angeles Rams.

Jackson, 31, spent his first five season in Kansas City before playing three years with the Falcons. He appeared in all 16 games last season, starting seven times, and recorded 13 tackles and no sacks.

Mathews, 30, took part in his second workout with the 49ers, according to the report. A seventh-round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 2010, Mathews appeared in 16 games with five starts for the Steelers last season after signing a one-year contract for the veteran minimum. He spent the previous two seasons with the Chargers. 

The 49ers have an abundance of defensive linemen, or players capable of rushing the passer from a position along the defensive line, such as DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead, Solomon Thomas, Earl Mitchell, Elvis Dumervil, Aaron Lynch, Chris Jones, Tank Carradine, Quinton Dial, Ahmad Brooks, Eli Harold, Ronald Blair and D.J. Jones.

However, the 49ers were down three defensive linemen last week due to injuries to Buckner (ankle), Lynch (ankle) and Blair (groin). The 49ers have one opening on their 90-man roster.