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Report: Joseph to interview with 49ers -- if Broncos don't hire him

Report: Joseph to interview with 49ers -- if Broncos don't hire him

The 49ers are reportedly scheduled to interview Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph for the team’s head-coaching job.

But the Denver Broncos might have something to say about that.

Joseph, who is scheduled to interview Tuesday with the Broncos, is considered a top candidate to replace Gary Kubiak, who resigned after the team’s final game of the season.

Joseph will interview with the 49ers if the Broncos do not hire Joseph before that, ESPN reported.

Joseph, 44, began his pro coaching career with the 49ers as a defensive backs coach from 2005 to ’10. After coaching the secondary with Houston and Cincinnati, Joseph was hired as defensive coordinator this season on Adam Gase’s staff with the Dolphins.

49ers interviews
Wednesday, Jan. 4
Buffalo interim head coach Anthony Lynn (coach)

Thursday, Jan. 5
Green Bay director of football operations Eliot Wolf (GM)
Green Bay director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst (GM)

Friday, Jan. 6
Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton (GM)
Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (coach)

Saturday, Jan. 7
New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (coach)

Sunday, Jan. 8
Indianapolis vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III (GM)

Monday, Jan. 9
Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay (coach)
Carolina assistant general manager Brandon Beane (GM)

Tuesday, Jan. 10
Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott (coach)
ESPN analyst Louis Riddick (GM)

Thursday, Jan. 12
Miami defensive coordinator Vance Joseph (coach)

Sunday, Jan. 15
Seattle offensive line/assistant head coach Tom Cable (coach)

Monday, Jan. 16
Seattle co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer (GM)
Seattle co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner (GM)
 

NAACP seeks meeting with Goodell regarding Kaepernick’s NFL future

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NAACP seeks meeting with Goodell regarding Kaepernick’s NFL future

WASHINGTON -- The NAACP on Wednesday called for a meeting with the NFL to discuss the fate of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality against African-Americans.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback once took his team to the Super Bowl, but he's a free agent now and no club has signed him.

Some Kaepernick opponents say he should not have sat or kneeled during the anthem, while others contend his lack of a job is more about his on-field talent.

Kaepernick's supporters, including some who planned to protest at the NFL's headquarters in New York City on Wednesday, say the quarterback is being blackballed for his advocacy.

The NAACP intended to join that rally, and Derrick Johnson, the organization's interim president and CEO, said in the letter to the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, that it's apparently "no sheer coincidence" that Kaepernick isn't on a roster today.

"No player should be victimized and discriminated against because of his exercise of free speech - to do so is in violation of his rights under the Constitution and the NFL's own regulations," Johnson said.

Hazel Dukes, the NAACP's state president in New York who was expected to be among the rally speakers, said: "Right now, the action of the league seems to imply to young black men that this league, which is comprised of 70 percent African-Americans, only values black lives if they are wearing a football uniform."

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

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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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