Source: 49ers to work out WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh


Source: 49ers to work out WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh

The 49ers have arranged for a tryout Tuesday for veteran wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, a league source told

The 49ers plan to add a wide receiver to their 53-man roster after starter Joshua Morgan sustained a potential season-ending fractured lower leg in the final minutes of Sunday's 48-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The 49ers have three healthy receivers on their roster: Michael Crabtree, Ted Ginn and Kyle Williams. The club expects Braylon Edwards to return to action Oct. 30 against the Cleveland Browns. Edwards underwent arthroscopic surgery Sept. 19 to repair torn cartilage in his right knee.

Coach Jim Harbaugh, speaking on his weekly KNBR radio show Tuesday, said 49ers practice-squad receivers Joe Hastings and John Matthews, who played for Harbaugh at the University of San Diego, would be among the group of wideouts trying out for a spot on the 53-man roster.

Houshmandzadeh, 34, caught 30 passes for 398 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games with two starts for the Baltimore Ravens last season. The Seattle Seahawks released Houshmandzadeh after one season, in which he caught 79 passes for 911 yards and three touchdowns in 2009. He spent his first eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.

In 10 NFL seasons, Houshmandzadeh has 616 career receptions for 7,091 yards and 43 touchdowns.

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

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.