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49ers add former linebacker DeMeco Ryans to staff
- Updated: February 22, 2017
The 49ers have hired former Pro Bowl linebacker DeMeco Ryans, 32, as a defensive quality-control coach.
Ryans was among seven additions to the staff announced by the team Tuesday. The group also includes offensive line coach John Benton, 53, who held the same title with the Dolphins (2014-15) and Texans (2006-13). Last year, Benton was the Jaguars’ assistant offensive line coach.
Both Benton and Ryans were with the Texans when 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was on Houston’s staff from 2006 through ’09.
Ryans was the 2006 Defensive Rookie of the Year and a two-time Pro Bowl pick during a 10-year career that ended in 2015 with the Eagles, with whom he played his final four seasons. He was the No. 33 pick in 2006.
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