Reeves talks to 49ers about offensive coordinator position

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Former NFL head coach Dan Reeves interviewed for the San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator vacancy Friday.

Reeves met with 49ers head coach Mike Singletary and general manager Scot McCloughan at the team's facility as the club tries to fill the gap created in its staff by Mike Martz's Dec. 30 firing.

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Reeves was a head coach for 23 seasons with the Denver Broncos, New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons. However, he has been out of coaching since being replaced by Wade Phillips with three games left in the Falcons' 2003 season.

Reeves, 65, had a 190-165-2 record as a head coach, making the playoffs nine times and losing in all four trips he made to the Super Bowl.

Reeves won the AP Coach of the Year award twice in his career, receiving it for his work in 1993 with the Giants and 1998 with the Falcons. He spent his first 12 years of coaching in Denver.

A phone message left at Reeves' Atlanta home wasn't immediately returned.

Earlier Friday, Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson also interviewed for the 49ers' job.

San Francisco's next offensive coordinator will be the team's seventh in the last seven seasons. The 49ers offered the job to Scott Linehan earlier this month, but the former St. Louis Rams coach turned it down and took the same job with the Detroit Lions on Friday.

Singletary also has interviewed former Boston College coach Jeff Jagodzinski, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski and Indianapolis Colts receivers coach Clyde Christensen for the job. Broncos assistant Rick Dennison also interviewed, but stayed on the team's new coaching staff.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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