Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Redskins have hired 49ers offensive line coach Chris Foerster to coach their offensive line. The 49ers could not confirm the hire but did say that Foerster was granted permission to interview with the Redskins this week. Teams must get permission before interviewing a candidate for a lateral move like this one, and Mike Singletary could have blocked the move. The 49ers hired Foerster prior to the 2008 season to be the co-offensive line coach alongside George Warhop. When Warhop was let go seven games into the season, Foerster was given sole responsibility.
Many observers anticipated that Mike Singletary might remove Foerster willingly after the 49ers offensive line struggled to become the bruising, powerful unit that Singletary envisioned. Foerster's departure might also mean the loss of tackle Tony Pashos, who will become an unrestricted free agent in March. One of the reasons Pashos joined the 49ers last season was because he had worked with Foerster in Baltimore.
-- Matt Barrows