Rathman accepts 49ers’ offer

Tom Rathman has accepted the 49ers’ offer to take over as the club’s running backs coach, he confirmed just moments ago as he was leaving Alameda after clearing out his belongings at the Raiders’ complex.


The National Football Post reported the 49ers have named Rathman as the team’s new RB coach. The club has yet to make any announcement because Rathman has not signed a contract. The 49ers do not announce contract agreements until the deal has been signed. Update (5:30 p.m.): The 49ers have just confirmed the “agreement.”



But Rathman said the club has offered him the position, and he has accepted. He said he will probably sign the contract in Santa Clara tomorrow.


Rathman interviewed for the position earlier today with coach Mike Singletary and general manager Scot McCloughan. Rathman takes over for Tony Nathan, whom Singletary fired after his only season on the 49ers’ staff.

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