ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the 49ers are hiring former Lions RB coach Curtis Modkins as their offensive coordinator.
This comes shortly after the news that Bills assistant HC/RBs coach Anthony Lynn has taken himself out of consideration for the 49ers’ coordinator job.
San Francisco reportedly considered former Eagles quarterbacks coach Ryan Day for the position as well.
Modkins, 45, began his NFL coaching career with the Chiefs as their running backs coach before later departing for the same position with the Cardinals.
The Bills would later hire Modkins as their offensive coordinator/RBs coach in 2010. However, he was fired along with the entire coaching staff a few years.
Modkins wound up taking a job on Jim Caldwell’s staff with the Lions hired as their running backs coach and run game coordinator in January 2013.