QBs Kaepernick, Carr join Smith at 49ers workouts

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QBs Kaepernick, Carr join Smith at 49ers workouts

May 28, 2011MAIOCCO ARCHIVE49ERS PAGE 49ERS VIDEOMatt MaioccoCSNBayArea.comAlex Smith finally has some quarterback company during the players-organized 49ers workouts in the South Bay.Rookie Colin Kaepernick and veteran David Carr joined Smith on the practice field this week during the 11th week of the owners-imposed NFL lockout. As for attribution, we'll cite the photo of the three quarterbacks that appeared in today's San Francisco Chronicle.RELATED: 49ers, free agent players work out in Bay Area
There is no evidence of the "preventative" surgical procedure that Kaepernick underwent shortly after the 49ers traded up to select him in the second round of the draft. Kaepernick wrote on Twitter that he moved to the Bay Area "for good" on Tuesday. We know Kaepernick will be competing for playing time when it's time to play football.We also know that Smith intends to re-sign with the 49ers after the lockout is lifted. It was coach Jim Harbaugh's "strong belief" that Smith will be back with the 49ers that prompted him to give Smith a copy of the 49ers' playbook when the lockout briefly lifted on April 29.Harbaugh has presented Smith with bouquets -- figuratively and literally. He has spoken very highly of Smith and expressed his desire for Smith to be back with the 49ers. Harbaugh also delivered flowers to the hospital when Smith's wife gave birth to the couple's first child.MAIOCCO: Smith proving 49ers' offseason leader
Carr's future with the 49ers, however, is uncertain. Carr was the No. 3 quarterback on the roster last season behind Alex Smith and Troy Smith, who started six games. The 49ers declined to present Troy Smith with a contract tender, a clear indication the club has no plan to retain him.And Harbaugh has not said a word about Carr since he was hired as 49ers coach in January. When asked about Carr, Harbaugh has essentially declined comment. Carr is the only 49ers quarterback under contract. His cap value for 2011 season is scheduled to be 2.375 million.

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 CSNBayArea.com.

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.