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2016 Schedule
2-14, 4th in NFC West
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Falcons grant 49ers extended window to interview Shanahan (1:03)
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7hBen Goessling

George Paton will interview for Colts GM job

Vikings assistant GM George Paton will interview for the suddenly vacant Colts GM job, and he remains in the mix for the same post in San Francisco.

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Kyle Shanahan's pedigree keeps growing

Set for his first head gig, Shanahan is now headed to his first Super Bowl. He's worked under three Super Bowl-winning head coaches, and Dan Quinn could make it four in two weeks. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Falcons' convincing NFC championship victory, the 49ers wait to hire a head coach will continue. Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan can't be officially hired until his season is complete and that now won't happen until after the Super Bowl, which is two weeks away. The Niners will, however, meet with Shanahan for a second time this week. That meeting is expected to happen on Friday and will likely center on finding the right general manager to pair with Shanahan as well as possible coaching staff additions for the Niners to pursue in the meantime.

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NFC West Awards: MVP, top rookie, more

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was named the NFC West's Coach of the Year by ESPN's NFL Nation. Meanwhile, Cardinals RB David Johnson and Rams DT Aaron Donald both earned All-Pro nods. Who was named the best rookie in the division? NFL All-Division awards

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Shanahan balancing new and old responsibilities (1:02)

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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4dVaughn McClure

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.

Team Stats

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

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