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Penn State set to hire O'Brien over 49ers' Roman

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Penn State set to hire O'Brien over 49ers' Roman

Offensive coordinator Greg Roman will not be leaving the 49ers for the head-coaching job at Penn State.Comcast SportsNet New England confirmed an ESPN report Thursday night that Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien will be named Penn State head coach. O'Brien takes over the program that was rocked by an alleged child-sex abuse scandal involving former assistant Jerry Sandusky that led to the firing of longtime coach Joe Paterno.
Roman, 39, in his first season with the 49ers, interviewed for the opening and was a finalist for the Penn State job, according to his agent.Roman has interviewed for five head-coaching jobs in the past year. Last month, Roman turned down an offer to coach Tulane, his agent said. He has previously interviewed for head-coaching jobs last year at Vanderbilt, Pittsburgh and Stanford.Roman serviced two years at Stanford as an assistant under Jim Harbaugh. After David Shaw was hired to replace Harbaugh, Roman followed Harbaugh to the 49ers.

49ers waive linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong

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49ers waive linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong

SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers on Friday waived linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong to clear a roster spot.

The 49ers will activate defensive lineman Tank Carradine from injured reserve, coach Kyle Shanahan said. Carradine missed seven games after sustaining an ankle injury against the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 21.

Armstrong started five games for the 49ers early in the season before losing his job. Reuben Foster returned to the starting line after missing time with ankle and ribs injuries. Veteran Brock Coyle has established himself as the starting middle linebacker.

Armstrong ranks second on the 49ers behind Jaquiski Tartt with 53 tackles on the season. He also leads the 49ers with two interceptions. Then-general manager Trent Baalke signed Armstrong to a two-year contract extension last December that included a $500,000 signing bonus.

The 49ers will have their largest group of healthy inactive players on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. However, right tackle Trent Brown is questionable after sustaining a shoulder injury late in Thursday's practice, Shanahan said.

49ERS INJURY REPORT
Out
S Adrian Colbert (thumb)
Questionable
T Trent Brown (shoulder)
RB Raheem Mostert (shoulder)
WR Trent Taylor (ribs)
DE Solomon Thomas (knee)

What they're saying: Happy Thanksgiving 2017

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What they're saying: Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Bay Area sports teams and your favorite players have plenty to be thankful for this year. 

Check out how the teams and players are celebrating Thanksgiving in 2017.