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Reeves could be 49ers' latest ex-candidate

1/27/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

TAMPA, Fla. -- With Scott Linehan, Rick Dennison and Rob Chudzinski already out of the running, and with Dan Reeves weighing a consulting job with the Cowboys, the 49ers' search for an offensive coordinator continues to confound.

The team still might come away with a top-notch coordinator, but the list of known candidates has been dwindling by the day. Linehan turned down the 49ers' offer, instead taking a job with the Lions. Dennison decided to stay with the Broncos. Chudzinski became the Chargers' assistant head coach/tight ends.

Colts assistant Clyde Christensen, Ravens assistant Hue Jackson and former Boston College head coach Jeff Jagodzinski have also interviewed for the 49ers job. All remain available.

Niners coach Mike Singletary could be taking a deliberate, thorough approach to filling the job vacated when he fired Mike Martz four weeks ago. Singletary might also be having a hard time finding quality candidates willing to bypass other opportunities.