Injury report: 49ers' backups step up

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Injury report: 49ers' backups step up

DETROIT -- Linebacker Parys Haralson and right guard Adam Snyder sustained injuries that forced them out of the 49ers' lineup Sunday, but neither is expected to miss much time.Haralson played sparingly in the first half before sustaining a hamstring strain. Snyder was removed at the beginning of the fourth quarter due to a right shoulder stinger.In both cases, the 49ers got solid play from their backups in the 25-19 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Rookie Aldon Smith played nearly every snap of the second half and responded with a huge game. Smith had two sacks in the game, including a safety of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in the second quarter.Smith also had a sackforced fumble in the middle of the fourth quarter that led to an 18-yard loss for the Lions. The 49ers used that swing in field position to score the go-ahead touchdown on their next possession.The 49ers mostly played nickel defense, and Smith lined up mostly at right defensive end. Smith played outside linebacker for his first meaningful snaps of the season in the team's base defense."It was different," Smith said. "The first snap I was nervous, and then I got more comfortable as the game went on."Smith also was asked to play pass coverage for the first time this season, and had a would-be interception slip through his hands."You saw me drop that pick," Smith said. "Yeah, I did more dropping."Chilo Rachal stepped in for Snyder at right guard early in the fourth quarter and held his own against Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Rachal returned for his most extensive playing time since getting benched at halftime of the 49ers' Sept. 25 win at Cincinnati.Early indications are that Haralson and Sndyer will be available for action when the 49ers return to play Oct. 30 against the Cleveland Browns. The 49ers also expect wide receiver Braylon Edwards to be back after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his knee on Sept. 19.

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.