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January 22, 2014
Tim Ryan replaces Eric Davis in 49ers' radio booth

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The 49ers are replacing a defensive back with a defensive tackle when it comes to their radio booth.

The team today announced that Tim Ryan will replace Eric Davis as the color analyst next to play-by-play man Ted Robinson on game days. Ryan has handled color analysis for the team's preseason games the last three seasons. He has been an analyst on NFL on Fox and previously the co-hosted "Movin' the Chains" on Sirius XM NFL Radio.

Davis, meanwhile, spent the last three seasons in the booth with Robinson. The former 49ers cornerback will continue to serve as an in-studio host for NFL AM, the NFL Network's daily morning show.

"We are absolutely thrilled that Tim will be joining our broadcast team as we enter a new era of 49ers football at Levi's Stadium," new 49ers President Paraag Marathe said in a statement. "His deep Bay Area roots and football acumen make him an ideal fit for the organization and our Faithful fans. As we strive to develop new and exciting avenues to bring 49ers football to our fans, both Ted and Tim will contribute greatly to all facets of our multi-media content and fan outreach. By pairing Ted and Tim, we are excited to offer our fans the most accomplished radio broadcast team in the NFL."

"Tim Ryan's work on NFL Radio has, for years, been a constant accompaniment during my countless hours on the road," Robinson said. "Like Eric, Tim has taught me a great deal about the NFL. Now his instruction and insight will continue face-to-face. I know Tim will be a terrific asset to 49ers broadcasts and all media platforms, and, like Eric, will be an excellent broadcast partner."

The duo can be heard on KNBR 680 in The Bay Area and on ESPN 1320 in Sacramento.

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW 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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