Could Free Agent TE Jacob Tamme Wind Up with the Niners This Offseason?

Jacob Tamme could be a factor in the Falcons’ future under new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. Or Tamme could end up helping his old coordinator establish the offense in new surroundings, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Tamme, a veteran tight end who turns 32 next month, is one of 17 Falcons set to become unrestricted free agents when the new league year begins March 9. He was an integral part of the NFL’s top-scoring offense until he suffered a season-ending right shoulder injury against Green Bay in Week 8 of the regular season.

General manager Thomas Dimitroff said the Falcons’ primary objective is locking up their own players coming off a Super Bowl run. Where Tamme stands in the pecking order remains unclear, but he wants to return.

“I love being a Falcon, love my teammates, love what we have going on here in this organization,” Tamme said. “I’m interested to see what the future holds.”

Tamme, coming off a two-year contract with the Falcons that had a base value of $2.9 million, didn’t want to speculate about other options, but multiple sources indicated San Francisco is a strong possibility if Tamme doesn’t re-sign with the Falcons. The 49ers are now coached by former Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. There’s little doubt Shanahan would love to have a cerebral player such as Tamme on board to help implement his offense, although the 49ers just re-signed tight end Vance McDonald to a five-year contract extension in December.

Tamme was the Falcons’ leading receiver after the first three games of 2016 with 14 catches for 154 yards and a touchdown. Then, in a 33-32 victory over Green Bay on Oct. 30, he injured the AC joint in his right shoulder, which resulted in season-ending surgery. Tamme said he was told the recovery process would take to five to six months, and it’s been three so far.

“I’m rocking and rolling with rehab and it’s going great,” he said. “I feel like I could play in a month. … Just been focused on the day to day.”

49ers Set to Hire Jaguars LB Coach Robert Saleh as Defensive Coordinator

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is expected to hire former Jacksonville Jaguars linebackers coach Robert Saleh as his defensive coordinator, a source told Adam Caplan of ESPN.

Saleh, 38, coached the Jaguars linebackers for the past three seasons.

Saleh, who worked with Shanahan during their time with the Houston Texans, interviewed for the 49ers defensive coordinator job over the weekend.

New Niners Coach Kyle Shanahan To Serve As Own Offensive Coordinator

Newly-hired 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan plans to serve as his own offensive coordinator according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

According to RapSheet, Shanahan’s plan is to have QBs coach Rich Scangarello and run-game “guru” Mike McDaniel be his top assistants to help him with the offense- an interesting plan considering that neither man has yet been hired by the 49ers.

It is not a complete novelty for head coaches to call their own plays but it is notable nonetheless, especially for a rookie head coach who needs to spend most of his time and energy rebuilding one of the worst teams in the entire NFL. Shanahan has a lot on his plate and could be setting himself up for failure.

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ESPN Analyst Louis Riddick to Interview for Vacant 49ers GM Job

ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted out another name to add to the mix that will chat with the 49’ers about their General Manager job, that being current ESPN analyst Louis Riddick.

For those that may have forgotten, Riddick was actually drafted by the 49ers in the ninth round of the 1991 draft. While he never played for the 49ers in the regular season, he did go on to play for the Falcons, Browns and Raiders.

He then became a scout with the Redskins, and was their director of player personnel for three seasons and then spent time in the Eagles front office before going into television in 2013.

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Veteran Offensive Lineman J’Marcus Webb Works Out For the 49ers

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Well-traveled offensive lineman J’Marcus Webb had a tryout with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports citing a source.

Webb, 28, appeared in eight games and made three starts with the Seahawks this season, but was released Nov. 22. In March, the Seahawks signed him to a two-year, $5.75 million deal with $2.45 million guaranteed.

A 2010 seventh-round pick of the Bears, Webb has made 64 career starts, including 16 in his lone season with the Raiders last year. He played right guard with Seattle, but has also played extensively at tackle during his four-team, six-year NFL career. He was primarily a guard with the Raiders.

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