Moss played seven snaps in second half

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Moss played seven snaps in second half

MINNEAPOLIS -- Receiver Randy Moss got his first starting assignment Sunday for the 49ers, but his play time did not see a significant increase in the team's 24-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.Moss frequently rotated into the game in two-receiver formations in the first half. But Moss played just seven snaps in the second half. When asked about his play time, Moss responded, "Next question."Moss got open in the first half, but quarterback Alex Smith failed to connect on a couple throws, including one that could've resulted in an 18-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Six passes went Moss' way, and he caught three for 27 yards. Early in the game, Moss had a high toss skip through his hands.
Here is how the 49ers' play time broke down:Offense (58)
58 -- QB Alex Smith, LT Joe Staley, RT Anthony Davis, LG Mike Iupati, RT Alex Boone, C Jonathan Goodwin, TE Vernon Davis
50 -- WR Michael Crabtree
46 -- RB Frank Gore
31 -- WR Mario Manningham
24 -- TE Delanie Walker, WR Kyle Williams
21 -- WR Randy Moss
13 -- FB Bruce Miller
11 -- RB Kendall Hunter
5 -- FB Will Tukuafu
4 -- OL Daniel Kilgore
3 -- OL Leonard DavisDefense (79)
79 -- S Dashon Goldson, OLB Aldon Smith, LB NaVorro Bowman, SS Donte Whitner
77 -- CB Tarell Brown, CB Carlos Rogers
76 -- LB Patrick Willis
75 -- DT Ray McDonald, OLB Ahmad Brooks
72 -- DT Justin Smith
34 -- NT Isaac Sopoaga
30 -- CB Chris Culliver
20-- DT Ricky Jean Francois
5 -- DT Demarcus Dobbs
3 -- LB Larry Grant
2 -- S C.J. Spillman, CB Perrish Cox, OLB Eric BakhtiariSpecial teams
18 -- Darcel McBath
17 -- Demarcus Dobbs
15 -- Larry Grant, C.J. Spillman, Tavares Gooden, Anthony Dixon
14 -- Tramaine Brock
12 -- Will Tukuafu
11 -- Bruce Miller
8 -- Delanie Walker, Daniel Kilgore, David Akers
7 -- Andy Lee, Brian Jennings, Perrish Cox, Dashon Goldson
6 -- Kyle Williams, Chris Culliver
4 -- Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Joe Staley, Mike Iupati, Leonard Davis, Aldon Smith, Tarell Brown, Patrick Willis, Ahmad Brooks, Ray McDonald, Rick Jean Francois, Eric Bakhtiari, Trenton Robinson
2 -- NaVorro Bowman, Kendall Hunter

Report: Shanahan 'almost certain' to accept 49ers' offer

Report: Shanahan 'almost certain' to accept 49ers' offer

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is reportedly “almost certain” to accept the 49ers’ offer to become head coach.

Shanahan is the lone remaining candidate among the six individuals who interviewed with 49ers executives Jed York and Paraag Marathe. The 49ers plan for a second interview with Shanahan and a job offer, a source told CSNBayArea.com. Shanahan is expected to accept the 49ers’ offer, reports Michael Silver of the NFL Network, citing sources familiar with both parties.

The 49ers continued to work Tuesday evening on the process of narrowing down the general manager choices, a source said. Shanahan is expected to play a role in the select the team’s next GM, sources said.

On Tuesday, Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable and Seahawks co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner removed their names from consideration for the vacant coach and general manager positions. The 49ers fired Chip Kelly and Trent Baalke after the 49ers' 2-14 season.

One source said Cable and Kirchner believed the 49ers were using them as leverage to hire Shanahan. Cable interviewed with 49ers co-chair Denise DeBartolo York over the phone on Tuesday, NFL Network reported.

The 49ers are allowed to interview Shanahan for a second time after the Falcons’ NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The 49ers are prohibited from hiring or making a formal contract offer to Shanahan until the Falcons' season has concluded.

The top remaining candidates for the general manager job are believed to be Green Bay executives Brian Gutekunst and Eliot Wolf, Arizona's Terry McDonough and Minnesota's George Paton.

Source: 49ers plan second interview with Shanahan; Cable withdraws name

Source: 49ers plan second interview with Shanahan; Cable withdraws name

The 49ers will interview Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan after this weekend’s NFC Championship game, a source told CSNBayArea.com on Tuesday.

The only remaining head-coach candidate, Tom Cable, formally withdrew from consideration, according to his agent, Doug Hendrickson. Cable interviewed with the 49ers on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the 49ers also have a general manager vacancy to fill. The team is in the process of narrowing down their list of eight candidates, a source said. Seattle’s Trent Kirchner pulled his name from consideration on Tuesday. The 49ers could have a round of second interviews for the GM job.

The 49ers fired coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke after the club finished the regular season with a 2-14 record.

The 49ers conducted their first interview with Shanahan on Jan. 6, as allowed by NFL rules, when the Falcons were on their bye in the first week of the playoffs as the NFC’s No. 2 seed.

The 49ers are allowed to conduct a second interview with Shanahan next week, regardless of whether the Falcons advance to the Super Bowl or their season comes to a conclusion against the Green Bay Packers.

If the Falcons advance to the Super Bowl, the 49ers would not be able to make a formal contract offer to Shanahan until following the Super Bowl.

Shanahan, 37, is the son for two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Mike Shanahan. He has served nine NFL seasons as an offensive coordinator. His offenses have ranked in the top-10 of total offense in six of those seasons.

Shanahan interviewed for the head-coaching vacancies with Jacksonville and Denver this offseason. Another scheduled interview with the Los Angeles Rams was canceled when Rams officials could not get to Atlanta due to weather conditions.