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Report: Robert Saleh will be 49ers defensive coordinator

Jacksonville Jaguars v Detroit Lions

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22: Geno Hayes #55 and J.T. Thomas #52 of the Jacksonville Jaguars talk with the linebacker coach Robert Saleh during the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Jaguars 13-12. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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Robert Saleh will be hired as the 49ers’ new defensive coordinator, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported Monday.

Saleh had interviewed with new 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan and other key members of the organization last Friday.

Though it was previously reported that Shanahan may hire Saleh and Falcons assistant Jerome Henderson as co-defensive coordinators, Caplan reported that won’t be the case and that Saleh will be the only defensive coordinator once he and the team finalize a contract agreement.

Saleh spent the last three years as linebackers coach of the Jaguars.

The 49ers previously had officially announced some assistant coach hires, mostly on the offensive side of the ball.