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2-14, 4th in NFC West

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

With the surprising news that Green Bay executive Brian Gutekunst has pulled out of the 49ers GM search to stay with the Packers, the Niners now have just two known candidates remaining from their initial pool: Minnesota's George Paton and Arizona's Terry McDonough. There still remains the belief that the GM will have to hit it off with presumptive new coach Kyle Shanahan and that Shanahan will have to offer approval before a deal is reached.

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Falcons' Shanahan 'excited' about 49ers chance

Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is excited to interview for the Niners' head coach position, but is focused on getting Atlanta to the Super Bowl.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan named PFWA assistant coach of the year after leading Atlanta to highest scoring offense in the league. Shanahan, of course, is expected to be the 49ers next head coach though nothing can be made official until after Atlanta's season is complete.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Green Bay executive Eliot Wolf has pulled out of the 49ers search for a new general manager. The Niners still plan a second round of interviews which will almost certainly include presumptive favorite Brian Gutekunst, also from Green Bay. Minnesota's George Paton and possibly Arizona's Terry McDonough also remain the mix. USA Today first reported that Wolf withdrew from consideration and signed a new deal with the Packers.

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What will the 49ers do at No. 2 overall?

There are some talented position players available. But Mel Kiper Jr. thinks the Niners will look for a QB here, even though there isn't an obvious one deserving of being a top pick. Mock 1.0 (Insider)

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Kiper reveals initial top 3 (1:22)
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Stephen A. hopes Deshaun Watson evades No. 1 pick (2:08)
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Totally clean slate for 49ers at QB?

If Colin Kaepernick opts out, San Francisco's quarterback depth chart will be entirely empty. That would leave the Niners trying a number of methods to find their new starter. Predicting big changes

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

According to numbers released by the NFLPA on Wednesday, the 49ers are carrying over $38,708,916 to their 2017 salary cap. That's the most of any team in the NFC and third most in the NFL. Their total cap space available will depend on what the actual cap number turns out to be but it's expected to be around double the amount they carried over, if not a little bit more.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

A 49ers rep says the team spent Wednesday morning paring down its list of general manager candidates. The exact number of remaining candidates is unknown but Green Bay's Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst and Minnesota's George Paton are expected to be among those to get a second interview. The Niners plan to continue to offer updates when those second interviews occur.

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Whoever Niners hire will be spending big

Jed York hasn't chosen a new GM yet, but whoever it is will go on a shopping spree this spring, John Clayton writes. The 49ers could have more than $90 million in cap room. Big spenders, penny pinchers (Insider)

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Sources: 49ers to offer Kyle Shanahan HC job

The San Francisco 49ers plan to offer their head-coaching job to Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan once Atlanta's season ends, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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49ers a tough rebuild for any coach (1:35)

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers are now interviewing the other Seattle co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer for their general manager job. The team spoke with Trent Kirchner earlier today. When they're done with Fitterer, they will have talked to nine possible general manager candidates. They are now expected to narrow the field and begin a second round of interviews before making a decision.

Team Stats

Passing Yards181.932nd
Rushing Yards126.24th
Points For19.227th
Points Against30.032nd

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