Raye deal expected, but yet to be completed

There has still been no announcement from the 49ers, though the word last night from Tampa, Fla., site of the Super Bowl, is that longtime NFL assistant Jimmy Raye will be the club’s new offensive coordinator.

There will not be a press conference in Santa Clara today with all the important participants. Coach Mike Singletary flew to Texas this morning to attend a funeral. And Raye is believed to have already left the Bay Area after interviewing yesterday with Singletary and general manager Scot McCloughan.


Raye’s contract has not been completed, and that is why the 49ers — citing club policy — have been silent on the matter. Does that mean Raye has received an offer and is mulling it over? At this point, we don’t know.


The 49ers offered the coordinator’s job to Scott Linehan, Singletary’s first choice to replace fired Mike Martz. Linehan considered the proposal for three days before declining and later accepting the same role with the Lions. It is not known whether the 49ers offered the job to anyone else.


Dan Reeves flew out to Bay Area last week to interview. Then, he reportedly informed the 49ers he accepted a consulting job with the Cowboys. Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson had a second interview with the 49ers this week. But a day after his second visit, Raye came to town and, apparently, left with a verbal agreement.


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