Injury report: 49ers have fewer concerns than Giants

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Injury report: 49ers have fewer concerns than Giants

SANTA CLARA -- Every player on the 49ers' 53-man roster will be available Sunday to face the New York Giants at Candlestick Park.Whether the 49ers plan to suit up veteran running back Brandon Jacobs, however, remains to be seen. He has not played since sustaining a left knee sprain Aug. 18 in the 49ers' second exhibition game. He is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against his former team.Coach Jim Harbaugh declined to say whether Jacobs will suit up for Sunday's game. The 49ers will make that announcement 90 minutes prior to kickoff."He had a good week of practice," Harbaugh said. "I think it's been pretty consistently good. He was better last week than two weeks ago. He was better this week than the week before that. He's working hard and he's taking reps and doing the things that he can control."REWIND: Jacobs, Harbaugh meet, iron out differences
Quarterback Alex Smith's availability is not a question, as he went through a full week of practice with a mild sprain of the middle finger on his throwing hand.For the Giants, receiver Hakeem Nicks, who has missed the past three games with a knee injury, is listed as questionable. He'll be a game-time decision for coach Tom Coughlin.No. 2 running back Andre Brown, who has rushed for 198 yards and a team-leading three touchdowns, will not suit up after sustaining a concussion last week. Safety Kenny Phillips (knee) will be out for the second straight game.49ERS
Questionable RB Brandon Jacobs (knee)
Probable: QB Alex Smith (finger), P Andy Lee (thumb)GIANTS
Out: DT Rocky Bernard (quad), RB Andre Brown (concussion), S Kenny Phillips (knee)
Questionable: WR Hakeem Nicks (knee), CB Corey Webster (hamstringhand), T David Diehl (knee)
Probable: TE Martellus Bennett (knee), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), LB Chase Blackburn (hip), LB Keith Rivers (hamstring), LB Michael Boley (hip), WR Ramses Barden (concussion), S Antrel Rolle (knee)

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.