Agent: McCloughan is not resigning

The status of 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan remains in question this morning after sources told The Press Democrat yesterday that he was considering stepping down from his position as the organization’s top football executive.


His agent said McCloughan will not resign from his post.


“Scot McCloughan is not resigning as general manager of the San Francisco 49ers,” Denver-based agent Peter Schaffer said moments ago in a brief phone interview.


The 49ers have neither confirmed nor denied The Press Democrat report.

McCloughan’s post with the 49ers appears tenuous after a meeting Wednesday with high-level 49ers management to discuss his future, source said.


There are just five weeks before the annual NFL Draft. The 49ers own two first-round draft picks. The club is coming off an 8-8 record, its best mark since the 2002 season.


At the NFL Scouting Combine in February, McCloughan expressed his excitement for the future of the franchise.


“With our team right now in San Francisco, it’s a great group of guys, coaches and players,” he said. “We’re taking steps, little steps, but we’re going in the right direction. So I’m excited about this year and I’m excited about coming years to see which way this team goes.”


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