NFL Notes: 49ers, Falcons, Packers, Redskins



  • Jason La Canfora reports that the 49ers are prepared to re-open their GM search if need be.
  • According to La Canfora, Kyle Shanahan will likely get control of the 49ers’ roster and personnel if/when he accepts the head-coaching job.


  • Gil Brandt mentions that he was told during the Falcons’ training camp that DE Vic Beasley was in jeopardy of either being traded or outright cut after a disappointing first.
  • Beasley clearly responded resoundingly and lead the league in sacks during his second year in the NFL and has been a big reason for their defense’s turnaround.


Packers QB Aaron Rodgers mentioned during his press conference following their loss to the Falcons that they need to “reload” a bit next year.

We need to reload. I don’t think we need to rebuild; we need to reload. We got a lot of players who are young. … We just need to reload a little bit this offseason,” Rodgers said, via

Rodgers singled out TE Jared Cook as one player who could be at the top of their list to re-sign this offseason.

“I think we had a lot of great contributions this season from guys we didn’t expect starting the season out,” Rodgers said. “You got Geronimo Allison, who had a very big year for us. Aaron Ripkowski was fantastic. Jared Cook, I think needs to be near the top of the priority list, the way that he played this year. The offensive line, keeping those guys together was a big part of our success. I’m really proud of these guys. We battled. We had our backs against the wall for eight weeks in a row and won some big games. We just came up a little short.

  • Packers CB Sam Shields told reporters after Sunday’s loss to the Falcons that he’s still dealing with headaches from his concussion. However, Shields did say that wants to play again: “It’s not over.” (Rob Demovsky)


There are conflicting reports about the Redskins signing former 49ers HC Jim Tomsula as their defensive line coach.

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