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San Francisco 49ers Offer Mike Vrabel their Defensive Coordinator Position

Houston Texans linebacker coach Mike Vrabel has been offered the San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator position by Chip Kelly.

Houston Texans linebacker coach Mike Vrabel has a decision to make, he has been offered the San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator position by Chip Kelly according to Dianna Russini (ESPN). Kelly was introduced as the team's 19th head coach and at the time Vrabel had already been interviewed by 49ers personnel.

Kelly is good friend with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Ohio State Universtiy coach Urban Meyer, who both have ties to Vrabel which led them to check on the current Texans outside linebacker coach. 

Vrabel has been instrumental in progression Whitney Mercilus, Jadeveon Clowney and Benardrick McKinney as players in his short time in Houston. 

Now it is a waiting game to see what choice Vrabel makes moving forward and a decision is expected soon from reports. 


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