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January 14, 2010
Bobby April lands in Philly

The 49ers' dream of landing the top special teams coordinator in the league is dead. The Philadelphia Eagles today announced that they had hired Bobby April, who spent the past six seasons with the Bills, as their special teams coordinator. April told me yesterday that he had a good conversation with Mike Singletary on Tuesday but that he had a number of options. The 49ers will face April and the Eagles later this year, probably in London.

The good news? Former Eagles special teams coordinator Ted Daisher is now available, as is former Carolina coordinator Danny Crossman. Singletary also has interviewed Larry Mac Duff for the position. If the 49ers wanted someone, like April, who is a former special teams coordinator of the year, there is one more name available -- Al Everest.

One possible landing spot for Everest? Seattle. In 2006, Everest did some consulting work for Pete Carroll and USC. Everest joined Mike Nolan in San Francisco a year later.

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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