Depth chart: Moss listed as starter


Depth chart: Moss listed as starter

SANTA CLARA -- Veteran wide receiver Randy Moss has earned a starting job for the 49ers' season opener Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, according to the team's official depth chart, which was released Tuesday.Michael Crabtree is set as the other wide receiver. Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams are listed as the backups behind Moss and Crabtree.On defense, Perrish Cox moved up the depth chart ahead of Tramaine Brock as a backup at left cornerback behind Carlos Rogers. Chris Culliver, the backup to Tarell Brown at right cornerback, is still expected to be the 49ers' third cornerback.OFFENSE
WR: 15-Michael Crabtree, 10-Kyle Williams, 17-A.J. Jenkins
LT: 74-Joe Staley
LG: 77-Mike Iupati, 66-Joe Looney
C: 59-Jonathan Goodwin, 67-Daniel Kilgore
RG: 75-Alex Boone, 68-Leonard Davis
RT: 76-Anthony Davis
TE: 85-Vernon Davis, 46-Delanie Walker, 83-Demarcus Dobbs, 81-Garrett Celek
WR: 84-Randy Moss, 82-Mario Manningham, 19-Ted Ginn Jr.
RB: 49-Bruce Miller, 24-Anthony Dixon
RB: 21-Frank Gore, 32-Kendall Hunter, 45-Brandon Jacobs, 23-LaMichael James
QB: 11-Alex Smith, 7-Colin Kaepernick, 3-Scott Tolzien
LDT: 91-Ray McDonald, 95-Ricky Jean Francois
NT: 90-Isaac Sopoaga, 92-Will Tukuafu, 93-Ian Williams
RDT: 94-Justin Smith, 83-Demarcus Dobbs
OLB: 55-Ahmad Brooks, 51-Clark Haggans
ILB: 53-NaVorro Bowman, 54-Larry Grant
ILB: 52-Patrick Willis, 56-Tavares Gooden
OLB: 99-Aldon Smith, 51-Clark Haggans
LCB: 22-Carlos Rogers, 20-Perrish Cox, 26-Tramaine Brock
RCB: 25-Tarell Brown, 29-Chris Culliver
FS: 38-Dashon Goldson, 27-C.J. Spillman
SS: 31-Donte Whitner, 30-Trenton Robinson, 32-Darcel McBathSPECIAL TEAMS
PR: 19-Ted Ginn Jr., 10-Kyle Williams, 23-LaMichael James
KOR: 19-Ted Ginn, 32-Kendall Hunter, 23-LaMichael James
P: 4-Andy Lee
K: 2-David Akers
H: 4-Andy Lee
LS: 86-Brian JenningsAP Images

Former 49ers head coach Tomsula named Washington's D-line coach

Former 49ers head coach Tomsula named Washington's D-line coach

ASHBURN, Va. — Washington turned to internal candidates to fill two critical vacancies, promoting Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator and Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator.

Cavanaugh was the team's quarterbacks coach and Manusky its outside linebackers coach last season. Washington announced the promotions Monday along with the hires of Kevin O'Connell as quarterbacks coach and Jim Tomsula as defensive line coach.

It has been an offseason of upheaval for the coaching staff after Washington fired defensive coordinator Joe Barry and a few assistants and offensive coordinator Sean McVay left to become head coach of the Los Angeles Rams.

In its efforts to replace Barry after ranking 28th defensively in consecutive seasons, Washington interviewed former Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley, former Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine and former Buffalo Bills assistant Rob Ryan before opting for Manusky. The 50-year-old Manusky has been defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers and 49ers and worked with Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan in San Francisco.

Known for his fiery personality and booming voice on the practice fields, Manusky had only been on coach Jay Gruden's staff for one season as outside linebackers coach. Middle linebacker Will Compton tweeted: "Congrats to Coach Manusky!" when players were informed of his promotion.

Cavanaugh was Washington's quarterbacks coach for the past two years as Kirk Cousins twice set the franchise record for passing yards in a season. Cousins' status for 2017 remains in doubt after playing last season on the franchise tag, but with McVay gone he'll have a familiar face as his offensive coordinator.

After 13 NFL seasons as a backup quarterback, the 60-year-old Cavanaugh was offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears from 1997-98 and Baltimore Ravens from 1999-2004. O'Connell, Washington's new quarterbacks coach, was an assistant in San Francisco under Chip Kelly last season.

Tomsula, who replaces Robb Akey as defensive line coach, also most recently worked with the 49ers as their head coach in 2015.

Falcons coach Quinn: Kyle Shanahan 'totally nailed that' vs Packers

Falcons coach Quinn: Kyle Shanahan 'totally nailed that' vs Packers

The Atlanta Falcons have provided the 49ers with a window from Friday afternoon through Saturday to meet with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, a source told

Falcons coach Dan Quinn has structured a normal work week to begin preparations to face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51, Quinn said at a press conference on Monday. The Falcons will have a day off on Saturday before the team travels to Houston on Sunday.

The 49ers are not allowed to officially hire Shanahan until after the Super Bowl on Feb. 5.

Shanahan is the presumptive 49ers coach -- the only candidate remaining among the six whom 49ers executives Jed York and Paraag Marathe interviewed. Shanahan's offense rolled up 493 total yards and converted 10 of 13 (77 percent) third-down opportunities en route to a 44-21 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in the NFC Championship game.

“I’m really proud of him,” said Quinn, who was hired by the Falcons two years ago after he served as Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator in Super Bowl 49.

“It’s not easy to do when there’s a lot of speculation and things going on outside your world to stay dialed in. I think it’s one that should be commended. Being on point and going for it, he totally nailed that.”

Shanahan is also expected to be heavily involved in the 49ers’ search for a general manager. The two remaining candidates among the nine who previously interviewed are Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton and Arizona vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough.

The 49ers have left open the possibility of adding more GM candidates to the list, according to a source.