Source: Panthers' McDermott to interview with 49ers next week

Source: Panthers' McDermott to interview with 49ers next week

Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott is scheduled to interview next week for the 49ers’ head-coaching vacancy, becoming the seventh confirmed candidate for the job.

McDermott is expected to meet with 49ers executives Jed York and Paraag Marathe on Monday in New York, a league source told CSNBayArea.com on Thursday. It's the same day and location the 49ers plan to interview Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay.

McDermott, 42, interviewed Wednesday for the Buffalo Bills job, the club announced. He is scheduled to interview with the San Diego Chargers on Saturday, according to a source.

Last year, McDermott interviewed with Cleveland and Tampa Bay for their head-coaching openings.

Sean McDermott has been the Panthers’ defensive coordinator for six seasons. His defenses ranked in the top 10 in the NFL in four of those seasons. In 2015, the Panthers’ defense ranked sixth in the league during a 15-1 record season and a Super Bowl appearance.

49ers interviews
Wednesday: Buffalo interim head coach Anthony Lynn (coach)
Thursday: Green Bay director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst (GM); Green Bay director of football operations Eliot Wolf (GM)
Friday: Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton (GM); Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (coach)
Saturday: New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (coach); New England director of player personnel Nick Caserio (GM)
Monday: Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay (coach); Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott (coach)
TBA: Miami defensive coordinator Vance Joseph (coach); ESPN analyst Louis Riddick (GM); Indianapolis vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III (GM); Seattle offensive line/assistant head coach Tom Cable (coach); Seattle co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer (GM); Seattle co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner (GM); Carolina assistant general manager Brandon Beane (GM).

49ers bring linebacker Skov back into the mix


49ers bring linebacker Skov back into the mix

The 49ers signed LB Shayne Skov to a one-year deal, the team announced on Thursday.

Skov (6-3, 247) rejoins the 49ers after spending the previous three years (2014-16) with the team. In his career, he has appeared in 24 games and registered two tackles and 12 tackles on special teams. He was waived by the team on May 2, 2017.

A 27-year-old native of San Francisco, CA, Skov attended Stanford University, where he registered 355 tackles, 40.5 tackles for loss, 17 sacks, five forced fumbles and 13 passes defensed for the Cardinal. He was named a First-Team All-Pac-12 and Second-Team All-American selection in 2013.

Skov will wear number 46.

Shoulder injury will keep Foster out of contact drills vs Broncos


Shoulder injury will keep Foster out of contact drills vs Broncos

SANTA CLARA – Rookie linebacker Reuben Foster will be held out of contact drills on Thursday in a joint practice with the Denver Broncos due to a shoulder injury, the 49ers announced.

A team official described Foster’s injury as a “mild AC joint sprain” and unrelated to the surgery he underwent in February on his right shoulder. The 49ers medical staff was seen working on his right shoulder Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

Afterward, 49ers general manager John Lynch said he spoke to Foster and he did not believe there was any significant issue.

Said Lynch, “I talked to him and like Reuben, big smile, said, ‘I’m straight.’ And, so he’s good. He’s straight.”

Foster, who was medically cleared to take part in full contract drills on the eve of training camp, has not missed a practice this summer. He also played 27 snaps in the 49ers’ exhibition opener last week against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Foster’s right shoulder was reportedly a topic of concern among NFL teams. Foster said he sustained the tear of the labrum in his right shoulder during Alabama’s national semifinal game against Washington. He played in the championship game against Clemson with the injury.

Considered a Top 10 draft pick, Foster was not chosen until the 49ers traded up from the second round, in a deal with the Seattle Seahawks, to select him with the No. 31 overall pick.