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Jaguars request permission to speak with 49ers DC Robert Saleh

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have requested permission to speak with San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, 49ers general manager John Lynch confirmed on Monday afternoon.

Saleh is a hot name in the current open coaching market and is expected to likely have interest from every opening right now. According to Lynch however, only the Jaguars, Falcons and Lions have requested permission officially thus far.

If Saleh’s name sounds familiar as a Jaguars fan, it’s because he was actually part of former Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley’s defensive staff from 2014 to 2016 as the linebackers coach.

After Bradley was fired and the staff wiped out with him, Saleh was hired as the defensive coordinator for the 49ers and was pegged as a rising star in the NFL coaching ranks, earmarked to quickly be in the mix for a head coaching job.

Well, three seasons later Saleh is now one of the hot names making the rounds.