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What Sorensen, Staley bring to 49ers after reported hires

What Sorensen, Staley bring to 49ers after reported hires

Brandon Knight

Nick Sorensen and Brandon Staley were the first to interview with coach Kyle Shanahan for the 49ers’ defensive coordinator job.

Clearly, Shanahan was duly impressed. He reportedly plans to hire both of them.

Sorensen, 45, will be promoted to defensive coordinator after two years as a 49ers assistant, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The coordinator position became open when Shanahan fired Steve Wilks three days after the 49ers’ Super Bowl LVIII loss to the Kansas City Chefs.

Sorensen, who played 10 NFL seasons as a safety, will work closely with Staley, the former Los Angeles Chargers coach. Staley, 41, reportedly will join the 49ers’ staff as assistant head coach.

The 49ers’ takeaways soared over the past two seasons with Sorensen on staff. He was tasked with coming up with ways to emphasize generating turnovers, and the 49ers excelled in that area, with 42 interceptions while surrendering just 40 touchdown passes.

Staley met with Shanahan and
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