Biggs: 49ers seeking a special teams coach

The San Francisco 49ers are in the market for a special teams coach after Mike Singletary informed Al Everest that he will not be retained, according to Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

It’s a good time to be in the market for a special teams coach if a team is looking for the best. Bobby April, most recently the special teams coach for the Buffalo Bills, is on the market. April is widely considered to be one of the best teachers when it comes to special teams. He opted out of his contract in Buffalo, and a league source said April was not happy when the team bypassed him and went to Perry Fewell to be the interim head coach after Dick Jauron was fired. April had the title of assistant head coach as well.

Everest is let go after he ran a reverse on a punt without the blessing of Singletary, Maiocco reported. Arnaz Battle and Brandon Jones fumbled on a punt return that set up an easy score for Seattle in a Dec. 6 game that San Francisco had been in control of until that point. The 49ers lost the game 20-17, and the coaches were seen having an animated chat on the sideline.

Niners punter Andy Lee was selected to the NFC’s Pro Bowl squad.

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