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Report: 49ers hire Joe Woods as defensive assistant

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SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 06: A San Francisco 49ers helmet on the field at Levi’s Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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The 49ers have hired Joe Woods as defensive passing game coordinator, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. He will serve under defensive coordinator Robert Saleh in San Francisco.

Arizona and Washington also reportedly had interest in Woods, though the Cardinals filled their defensive coordinator vacancy with Vance Joseph.

Woods spent the past four seasons in Denver, serving as the defensive coordinator the past two.

He also has worked as defensive backs coach for the Bucs (2004-05), Vikings (2006-13) and Raiders (2014).