NFL Notes: 49ers, Bengals, Broncos, Browns, Seahawks



Dolphins HC Adam Gase explained what transpired a few years ago when he was a finalist for the 49ers’ head-coaching job during an appearance on’s 49ers Insider Podcast.”

According to Gase, it was made clear to him that former GM Trent Baalke was calling the shots in San Francisco.

“I knew that Trent was the final decision-maker in San Francisco heading into the interview process,” Gase said. “When we first met, when it was all four in there, that was explained to me from the get-go, that Trent ran the organization, as far as who’s getting hired for the head-coaching job. I knew that going in.”

Gase mentioned that he really wanted to help 49ers CEO Jed York and be a part of fixing things in San Francisco.

“I wanted to find a way to be a part of what they had really got going on there,” Gase said. “The main reason was because of Jed. I wanted to do whatever I could to help him. And felt like he knew I’d be invested in that organization because between Jed and Paraag, my relationship with them was really good with them when I was there previously. That’s why I was heavily interested in getting that job because I wanted to do something to help those guys. With them there, that was very positive for me.

Ultimately, the 49ers elected to hire Jim Tomsula only to fire him after one year.




  • The Browns officially hired Bob Wylie as their new OL coach. (Mary Kay Cabot)


Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times takes a look at whether Seahawks S Kam Chancellor will get a contract extension during the offseason.

Condotta admits that a year ago the answer was most likely. However, Chancellor’s play, stature in the locker room and the team’s “win-now mentality” makes it seem likely that the parties should be able to work out an agreement on a new contract.

Jason Fitzgerald of the tells Condotta that a comparable contract for Chancellor could be something close to the four-year extension that included $16 million guaranteed and average salaries of $8.7 million signed by Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins. Condotta believes the Seahawks could him slightly more, possibly around $9 million or so per year in a new contract.

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