49ers notebook: Extra rest before Rams game

49ers notebook: Extra rest before Rams game

Dec. 23, 2010MAIOCCO ARCHIVE49ERS PAGE 49ERS VIDEOMatt MaioccoCSNBayArea.comSANTA CLARA -- The 49ers should be healthy -- relatively speaking, of course -- for their key NFC West game against the St. Louis Rams."I think right now everybody is day-to-day," 49ers coach Mike Singletary said Tuesday. "So far so good."Linebackers Patrick Willis and Takeo Spikes played last week against the San Diego Chargers and combined for 20 tackles just four days after sustaining broken right hands. The 49ers took advantage of the extra time off to rest up over the weekend.

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Running back Anthony Dixon was not slated to practice as he continues to receive treatment for a left ankle sprain. Dixon sustained the injury on the fourth-and-goal play early in the second quarter that was stuffed for a 2-yard loss. The swelling has been reduced, and he expects to play Sunday.Brian Westbrook typically does not practice during the week, as the 49ers like to keep him fresh.
DeShawn Wynn is the only other running back on the 49ers' 53-man roster.Linebacker rotation: With outside linebacker Travis LaBoy out for the season with a knee injury, the 49ers will rely on a rotation of three players: starters Manny Lawson and Parys Haralson, along with backup Ahmad Brooks.RELATED: Travis LaBoy done for season with knee injury
"We've gone with a three-man rotation before (last season), so I think that's what we're looking at this time around," Singletary said.Rookie Thaddeus Gibson, who has not suited up for a game this season, is not expected to see action on defense. He might be active and contribute on special teams, though.Practice squad: The 49ers added two players on their practice squad Tuesday after the promotions of defensive lineman Will Tukuafu and tight end Colin Cloherty to the active roster.
Kicker Fabrizio Scaccia and offensive lineman Dennis Landolt (Penn State). Scaccia kicked for Sacramento of the UFL this season. He is best known for kicking the longest field goal without a tee, as he nailed a 68-yarder while with the Port St. Lucie Bobcats of Florida Football Alliance in 2009.The other six members of the 49ers practice squad are: quarterback Nate Davis (Ball State), running back Xavier Omon (Northwest Missouri State), guard Nick Howell (Southern California), and wide receivers Bakari Grant (UC Davis), Kevin Jurovich (San Jose State) and Lance Long (Mississippi State).

Comings and goings: 49ers coaching staff

Comings and goings: 49ers coaching staff

First-year coach Kyle Shanahan is close to completing his 49ers coaching staff.

Shanahan will handle the duties of the offensive coordinator, the position he held with Houston, Washington and Atlanta over the past nine NFL seasons.

Robert Saleh is the 49ers' new defensive coordinator, while Richard Hightower has been hired as the special-teams coordiator.

Here's a look at the 49ers' coaching staffs under Shanahan and last season under Chip Kelly:

Position: Coach (2016 job)
Head coach: Kyle Shanahan (Falcons, offensive coordinator)
Defensive coordinator: Robert Saleh (Jaguars, linebackers coach)
Special teams coordinator: Richard Hightower (Bears, assistant special teams)
Assistant head coach/tight ends: Jon Embree (Buccaneers, tight ends)
Run game specialist: Mike McDaniel (Falcons, offensive assistant)
Quarterbacks: Rich Scangarello (Wagner, offensive coordinator)
Running backs: Bobby Turner (Falcons, running backs)
Wide receivers: Mike LaFleur (Falcons, offensive assistant)
Offensive line: Vacant
Offensive assistant: T.C. McCartney (LSU, offensive assistant)
Senior defensive assistant: Jason Tarver (49ers, outside linebackers)
Defensive line: Jeff Zgonina (N.Y. Giants, assistant defensive line)
Linebackers: Johnny Holland (Browns, inside linebackers)
Defensive backs: Jeff Hafley (49ers, defensive backs)
Offensive quality control: Taylor Embree (Chiefs, defensive assistant)
Defensive quality control: Bobby Slowik
Head strength and conditioning: Ray Wright

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Position: Coach (current status)
Head coach: Chip Kelly
Offensive coordinator: Curtis Modkins (Bears, running backs)
Defensive coordinator: Jim O’Neil
Special teams coordinator: Derius Swinton
Quarterbacks: Ryan Day (Ohio State, quarterbacks)
Running backs: Tom Rathman
Wide receivers: Bob Bicknell
Tight ends: Jeff Nixon (Baylor, co-offensive coordinator/running backs)
Offensive line: Pat Flaherty (Jaguars, offensive line)
Assistant offensive line: Eric Wolford (South Carolina, offensive line)
Defensive line: Jerry Azzinaro (Cal, defensive line)
Assistant defensive line: Vince Oghobaase
Outside linebackers: Jason Tarver (49ers, senior defensive assistant)
Inside linebacker: Joe Bowden
Defensive backs: Jeff Hafley (49ers, defensive backs)
Assistant defensive backs: Roy Anderson (Bears, assistant secondary)
Assistant special teams: Michael Clay
Offensive quality control: Mick Lombardi (Jets, offensive assistant/assistant QBs coach)
Defensive quality control: Tem Lukabu
Senior analyst: Dana Bible
Director of human performance: Mark Uyeyama

Report: 49ers receive permission from Broncos to interview O-line coach

Report: 49ers receive permission from Broncos to interview O-line coach

John Benton, who coached on the same staff during Kyle Shanahan’s four seasons with the Houston Texans, has reportedly received permission from the Denver Broncos to interview with the 49ers.

The Broncos hired Benton on Jan. 15 to work as the team’s assistant offensive line coach under line coach Jeff Davidson.

But Denver coach Vance Joseph and general manager John Elway provided Benton permission to interview with the 49ers, Denver’s 9News reported. The Sacramento Bee was first to report the 49ers were looking at Benton.

The offensive line coach is the last major position that remains vacant on Shanahan’s staff.

Benton worked last season as Jacksonville’s assistant offensive line coach. He worked the previous 13 seasons as offensive line coach with the St. Louis Rams (2003-05), Houston (2006-2013) and Miami (2014-15).

Shanahan’s first NFL coaching job was with Houston in 2006, when he coached wide receivers. Shanahan became the quarterbacks coach with the Texans in 2007 before spending the next two seasons as offensive coordinator under then-coach Gary Kubiak.

The 49ers announced nine additions to the coaching staff on Friday.

Also, the 49ers are expected to hire Daniel Bullocks as assistant defensive backs coach, according to The Sporting News. Bullocks worked in the same role with the Jacksonville Jaguars last season. The Jaguars' linebackers coach last season, Robert Saleh, is the 49ers' new defensive coodinator. Bullocks appeared in 31 games in three NFL seasons with the Detroit Lions in 2006 and '08.