49ers sign seven to future contracts

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49ers sign seven to future contracts

SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers announced Tuesday the signings of seven players to reservefuture contracts.Those players are:Center Chase Beeler (6-3, 285) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent from Stanford, he spent most of the season on the 49ers practice squad.Tackle Derek Hall (6-5, 307) spent the entire season on the 49ers practice squad after signing with 49ers after going undrafted out of Stanford.

Safety Mark LeGree (6-0, 210) spent part of the season on the 49ers' practice squad after being a fifth-round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks from Appalachian State. He also spent some time on the Arizona Cardinals practice squad.Defensive back Cory Nelms (6-0, 195) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent from Miami. Nelms, who was the practice squad the entire season, was awarded the Thomas Herrion Memorial Award, presented to the 49ers rookie or first-year player who best represents the dream of Thomas Herrion. Receiverlong-snapper Kyle Nelson (6-3, 240) went undrafted out of New Mexico State and spent time with the New Orleans Saints and the Kansas City Chiefs this season.Tight end Konrad Reuland (6-4, 260) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent from Stanford. He spent the entire season on the 49ers practice squad.Linebacker Michael Wilhoite (6-0, 240) entered the NFL for the first time when he signed with the 49ers practice squad on December 14. He signed with the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL as an undrafted free agent in 2011. Wilhoite starred collegiately at Washburn University, where he was a college teammate of 49ers receiver Joe Hastings.

Report: 49ers increase offer to Bradley to become D-coordinator

Report: 49ers increase offer to Bradley to become D-coordinator

The 49ers reportedly continue to pursue Gus Bradley to serve as defensive coordinator on presumptive coach Kyle Shanahan’s staff.

The 49ers have increased their offer to Bradley, Mike Siliver of the NFL Network reported on Friday. Bradley wanted to work with Tom Cable, according to the report.

Cable interviewed with the 49ers on Sunday but removed his name from consideration on Tuesday after he and Seattle co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner sensed their 49ers’ interest in them intended to receive a commitment from Shanahan, sources told CSNBayArea.com.

Bradley served as defensive coordinator with the Seattle Seahawks from 2009 to ’12. In Bradley’s final season on Pete Carroll’s staff, Seattle ranked first in the NFL in points allowed and fourth in total yards.

Bradley became head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013. His teams went 14-48 before he was fired with two games remaining in the season.

The 49ers this week inquired with the Chicago Bears about the possibility of bringing back Vic Fangio to the organization to serve as defensive coordinator. The 49es were informed, according to a source, that the Bears would not let Fangio out of his contract. Fangio was the defensive coordinator for all four seasons with the 49ers under Jim Harbaugh.

Report: Jim Tomsula interviews for Saints DL job

Report: Jim Tomsula interviews for Saints DL job

Former 49ers coach Jim Tomsula reportedly interviewed this week for the New Orleans Saints’ defensive line job.

Tomsula, 48, who was fired as head coach of the 49ers after a 5-11 record in 2015, spent last season out of the football. He interviewed with Saints coach Sean Payton to replace fired line coach Bill Johnson, the Alex Marvez of The Sporting News reported, citing two sources.

Tomsula was hired as head coach to replace Jim Harbaugh after the 49ers announced a “mutual parting” with Harbaugh following the team’s 8-8 season of 2014.

Tomsula was well-regarded as the organization’s defensive line coach from 2007 to ’14.