49ers’ Robert Saleh interviews with Jets, Eagles on same day

The Robert Saleh head coaching carousel continued to spin
Wednesday as the 49ers defensive coordinator reportedly
made the short trip to Philadelphia
to speak with the Eagles
immediately after his second interview with the Jets.

Saleh, who has now spoken with six of the seven NFL teams
seeking new head coaches, was the first finalist for the Jets job
to get a second interview. However, considering he left the
team’s New Jersey headquarters without the job, there’s no way
to know if he’s any closer to leaving the 49ers.

Saleh, though, remains in the running to become the next head
coach with the Lions, Jaguars, Chargers or Falcons.

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Meanwhile, Adam Peters, the 49ers vice president of player
personnel, is now one of
four finalists for the Carolina Panthers’ vacant general
manager’s job
. The Panthers, who say they’ll make a choice
sometime this week, have narrowed their original list of 15
candidates to Peters, Monti Ossenfort of the Titans, Ryan Poles of
the Chiefs and the Seahawks’ Scott Fitterer.

There’s also a chance the 49ers could lose veteran executive
Martin Mayhew, the team’s other VP of player personnel. The
Washington Football Team has requested permission from the 49ers to
interview Mayhew for their general manager job, according
to The Washington Post’s Nicki Jhabvala
.

Losing both Peters and Mayhew, who have been 49ers general
manager John Lynch’s right-hand men, would be a blow to the 49ers
front office. But since Saleh and Mayhew are minorities, the 49ers
would recoup some draft pick compensation should they be hired
elsewhere.

In order to encourage the hiring of more minorities in
leadership roles, the NFL and its players association passed a rule
providing teams that lose a minority coach or executive with a
third-round draft pick for two straight years. Should a team lose
both a minority coach and executive in the same off-season, the
team would be awarded third-round picks in three consecutive
years.

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49ers’ Robert Saleh interviews with Jets, Eagles on same
day