FOXBORO, Mass. -- Randy Moss caught two passes for 36 yards on the 49ers' opening drive Sunday night against the New England Patriots to move into third place on the all-time NFL receiving list.
After the first series of the game, which Moss capped with a 24-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Moss moved ahead of Isaac Bruce with 15,220 career yards. Bruce had 15,208 yards in his career with the St. Louis Rams and 49ers.
Each of the top four receivers in NFL history played for the 49ers: Jerry Rice (22,895) and Terrell Owens (15,934).
Moss, who played for the Patriots from 2007 to '10, caught a 24-yard touchdown pass to give the 49ers a 7-0 lead to cap a six-play, 63-yard drive.
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.
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.