NFC Notes: Mangini, McCloughan, 49ers

Washington has solidified their front office over the past couple of days, and now the organization is focusing on it’s coaching staff. Dianna Marie Russini of NBC4 D. C. tweets that Washington will interview current 49ers assistant coach Eric Mangini for their defensive coordinator opening.

The 43-year-old has spent the past two seasons as San Francisco’s tight ends coach, which followed his tenure as head coach of the Jets and Browns. Mangini’s last coordinator job was with the Patriots, where he served as the defensive coordinator in 2005.

Let’s take a look at some more whispers from around the NFC…

  • Scot McCloughan was introduced as Washington’s general manager today, and the former 49ers GM stated that his current roster is better than the roster he inherited in San Francisco. “Coming in here, this roster, from what I know about right now, is much more improved than the 49ers,” McCloughan said (via Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group).
  • Mike Shanahan interviewed to become the next 49ers head coach, and Eric Branch of wonders if the 62-year-old would be comfortable having significantly less power than he has in the past.
  • According to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (via Twitter), Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has accepted that some of his coaches will likely be receiving offers for better gigs this offseason.
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