49ers still have more jobs to fill

Coach Jim Harbaugh made three coaching staff additions last week, but he still has several more to fill. He's a rundown of his current openings, plus a final shot by former defensive coordinator Greg Manusky.

Newly hired San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh made three coaching changes last week, but his work is far from done. Although he added an offensive coordinator (Greg Roman), a defensive coordinator (Vic Fangio) and an offensive line coach (Tim Drevno), there are still several more positions to fill.

Here are the jobs Harbaugh is still looking to add:

Quarterbacks coach: Jason Michael took over when Mike Johnson became the offensive coordinator but is unlikely to return.

Running backs: Tom Rathman is expected back. He's a former 49er and is popular among players and in the front office.

Wide receivers: Jerry Sullivan, who has been with the team since 2005, has said he won't return and is expected to retire.

Tight ends: Pete Hoener isn't expected back.

Offensive line: Drevno will share the job with incumbent Mike Solari, a 24-year NFL veteran.

Defensive line: Jim Tomsula, who took over for the final regular-season game after Mike Singletary was fired, is expected to return. Team president Jed York likes Tomsula and has said he hopes he remains in the organization for many years.

Linebackers: Jason Tarver, who coached outside linebackers, probably won't return. Vantz Singletary (inside linebackers) was dismissed at the same time as his uncle.

Defensive backs: Job is currently vacant. Vance Joseph has accepted a job with the Houston Texans. The San Francisco Chronicle has reported that Ed Donatell, who coached the Denver Broncos' secondary in 2009, will fill the opening.

Special teams: Kurt Schottenheimer isn't expected to return.

PARTING SHOT: On his way out the door, former 49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, hired last week by the San Diego Chargers, couldn't help but fire off one final shot at his former employer.

"I want to go to the Super Bowl," Manusky said as he was introduced as the successor to Ron Rivera, how the head coach at Carolina. "I just ain't shuffling my feet. I've been doing that in San Francisco for four years. I'm sick of that. I want to take to the track and start running. I want to do something good."

Manusky spent four seasons with the Niners, and his run defense ranked among the league's best. He takes over a Chargers defense that ranked first in the NFL in total yards and passing yards per game.

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