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Ravens linebackers coach Don Martindale not hired by 49ers and other notes

Ravens linebackers coach Don Martindale not hired by 49ers and other notes

The San Francisco 49ers’ hiring of Jim O’Neil to run their defense likely means that the Ravens will hold onto their linebackers coach Don Martindale. An NFL Network report over the weekend said that new 49ers coach Chip Kelly was considering hiring Martindale to run his defense. However, he opted to go with O’Neil, the Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator the past two seasons.

That is good news for the Ravens who already lost linebackers coach Ted Monachino to the defensive coordinator role with the Indianapolis Colts. Monachino’s departure means the role of Martindale, who worked...

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