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Mike Nolan praises 49ers exec Paraag Marathe: 'Son of a gun is good'

Mike Nolan praises 49ers exec Paraag Marathe: 'Son of a gun is good'

Jed York and Paraag Marathe were a part of the team that interviewed Mike Nolan in January 2005.

On Tuesday morning, the former 49ers head coach was asked if York and Marathe need to simply "get out of the way" and let the football people make the decisions in Santa Clara.

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"After they pick a guy, definitely. But in the process, they're the ones making the decision," Nolan said on KNBR 680. "They've done this a few times. Everyone is very hopeful that they get it right, but obviously they've failed a few times so they're saying, 'You've screwed this thing up a few times, so please get out of the way.'

"I believe they're asking the right questions ... they need to make the best decision based on all the information. They're gonna get all the information, believe me. I have all the trust in the world. 

"I think Paraag, personally, I think he's one of the best at the job he does ... as far as the cap and contracts and really putting together all the information -- I'm just telling you, the son-of-a-gun is good. 

"I have absolutely zero questions in my mind how good he is. But the two of them have to put their heads together and pick the right guy."

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York and Marathe need to pick more than just one guy, as the 49ers are in the market for a head coach and a general manager.

"I think they're headed in the right direction, they're just gonna have to pull the trigger on the right guy."

Nolan believes the 49ers should hire the GM first and the head coach second.

Battling ALS, Dwight Clark happy to see 49ers teammates 'one more time'

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Battling ALS, Dwight Clark happy to see 49ers teammates 'one more time'

SANTA CLARA – Former 49ers wide receiver and team executive Dwight Clark, who is battling ALS, made remarks at halftime during Dwight Clark Day.

Clark, 60, met with dozens of his former teammates before the game. More than 35 players off the 49ers' first Super Bowl champion were on the field, as Joe Montana introduced Clark.

From a suite at Levi’s Stadium, Clark made the following remarks:

“Hello, my 49er Faithful!

“I want to thank you for all your support when I was a player. And I think you all know I’m going through a little thing right now. And I need your prayers and thoughts, and I appreciate those you’ve given me.

“I’d like to thank the York family for putting this day together. These are unique days. Having all the players flown back in here so I could see them one more time, passing out the T-Shirts. It’s a big day and I’m very appreciative Jed did that for me.

“When Keena Turner asked me what I wanted to do to raise money or have some kind of function. I said I just wanted to see my teammates. And the 49ers heard that and flew all these players in, so I could see them one more time.

“I obviously want to thank my family. It’s been a tough year, and they’ve been through a lot. Of course, they supported me when I was a player. But now they have the support in a different way. I want to thank my daughter Casey, my son, Mack, my brother, Jeff, and his family. And I appreciate all the support they’re given me over these trying times.”

Clark said former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo created a family with the 49ers. And DeBartolo is still taking care of his former players.

“He’s called all over the world trying to find the best remedy for ALS,” Clark continued. “He sent me to Japan to get medicine there. . . I could never, ever thank the DeBartolo family and Eddie D (enough).”

Inactives: 49ers LB Reuben Foster to play vs Cowboys

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Inactives: 49ers LB Reuben Foster to play vs Cowboys

After missing the last five games with a high right ankle sprain, rookie linebacker Reuben Foster is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Foster was injured just 11 plays into the season opener against the Panthers.

The 49ers have deemed these seven players inactive for the Week 7 showdown against Dallas:

WR Victor Bolden, DB Dexter McCoil, FB Kyle Juszczyk, LB Mark Nzeocha, LB Pita Taumoepena, DL Aaron Lynch and OL Erik Magnuson.