49ers News: Browns OC Kyle Shanahan emerges as potential Harbaugh replacement

The San Francisco 49ers have wasted little to no time assembling a line of candidates to interview after parting ways with head coach Jim Harbaugh, requesting to speak with Arizona Cardinals DC Todd Bowles, Seattle Seahawks DC Dan Quinn, Denver Broncos OC Adam Gase, and New England Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, per multiple sources.

In addition to the names listed above, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer is reporting that the team is interested in Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan:

The son of former NFL coach Mike Shanahan, Kyle has occupied the role of offensive coordinator with the Texans, Redskins and Browns. He has been coaching in the NFL since 2004.

2014 marked his first season with the Cleveland Browns, and the offense didn't exactly click on all cylinders under his guidance. Missing game-breaking wide receiver Josh Gordon for over half of a season due to suspension and in the midst of a heavily-publicized quarterback controversy, the Browns finished just 23rd in the NFL in total offense (324.6 yards per game) and 27th in scoring offense (18.7 points per game).

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