Game on for 49ers' Goldson

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Game on for 49ers' Goldson

SANTA CLARA -- Safety Dashon Goldson continued to be listed as the 49ers' starting free safety on the teams official depth chart even when he was unable to play.On Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, Goldson expects to resume that role.Goldson will be active for the first time this season and expects to replace veteran
Madieu Williams in the 49ers' lineup.
"I'm expecting to start," said Goldson, whose streak of 32 consecutive starts for the 49ers ended when a knee injury forced him out of action for the season opener Sept. 11 against Seattle. Goldson did not play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, either."I can't say what I can add, but I know what I can do as a football player," Goldson said. "I'm another guy out there that can get guys lined up and get to the ball and make things happen. These guys are playing good football, so I can't say I can go out there and make a tremendous difference, but I can be another force on the defense."Goldson will be patrolling the secondary, keeping his eye on quarterback Andy Dalton. The Bengals' rookie has gotten off to a strong start on the season with three touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of 105.7. Goldson said he believes the secondary might have some chances to make plays."You always like to think you can go into a ball game and get turnovers," Goldson said. "We saw a couple plays where he forced the ball. We got to capitalize on a lot of those things and tighten up from what we learned last week and take it into this ball game."

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.