The 49ers replaced undrafted rookie wide receiver Nathan Palmer with Ricardo Lockette, the latter player announced on his Twitter account Monday.
I am the newest member of the 49ers Ricardo Lockette (@RicardoLockette) September 24, 2012The Indianapolis Colts signed Palmer, leading the 49ers to add fellow wide receiver Lockette to their practice squad.
Lockette went to Division II Fort Valley State, where he had 23 catches, 262 receiving yard and a touchdown in his senior season. He spent the first 13 weeks of his rookie season on the Seahawks' practice squad before making his NFL debut against the 49ers in Week 16 of last season.
It appears that Curtis Modkins will not be back with the 49ers in 2017.
San Francisco's offensive coordinator under Chip Kelly is expected to become the Bears' running backs coach, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.
The 49ers were 27th in points per game (19.3) and 31st in yards per game (308.1).
Prior to joining the 49ers, Modkins coached Detroit's running backs from 2013 to 2015. He was Buffalo's offensive coordinator from 2010 to 2012.
The 49ers will play at Chicago next season.
The 49ers on Tuesday began informing candidates for the team’s general manager position that they would not be brought back for second interviews, according to a team spokesman.
One of the individuals who did not make it past the first round of interviews is ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, a source told CSNBayArea.com.
Riddick was closely associated with coach candidate Josh McDaniels, the New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator. McDaniels removed himself from consideration for the team’s head-coaching opening on Monday. Riddick previously worked in the personnel departments of Washington and Philadelphia.
Another source told CSNBayArea.com that Indianapolis vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III was informed he will not get a second interview for GM post, either.
“The 49ers pared down its list of general manager candidates Tuesday morning and thanked those who will not be included in the second round of interviews,” 49ers spokeman Bob Lange posted on Twitter. “Upcoming interviews will be announced as they were in the first round.”
The 49ers will seek second interviews with Green Bay executives Brian Gutekunst and Eliot Wolf, along with Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton. Arizona vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough is also still believed to be in the mix.
One source described the 49ers’ general manager search as “fluid.” The 49ers are expected to formally offer Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan the head-coaching position after the Falcons’ season has concluded.
The 49ers want to match a coach and general manager. Shanahan, if he officially accepts the 49ers’ offer, would likely be involved in the process to hire the 49ers’ next general manager.