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Posted: Wednesday January 28, 2009 10:08PM; Updated: Wednesday January 28, 2009 10:26PM

49ers bring in Raye to lead offense

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The 49ers hired ex-Jets RB coach Jimmy Raye as offensive coordinator

Raye beat out Ravens QB coach Hue Jackson for the position

By Jim Trotter, SI.com

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The 49ers have hired former Jets running backs coach Jimmy Raye to be their offensive coordinator, multiple league sources said Wednesday night. Raye beat out Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson for the position.

San Francisco coach Mike Singletary initially offered the job to fired Rams coach Scott Linehan, but Linehan turned it down and ultimately accepted the same position with the Lions. Singletary then targeted Jackson and Raye.

Raye, 62, has 32 years of NFL coaching experience. He has been an offensive coordinator seven times, most recently the 2004 and '05 seasons with the Raiders.

The Niners also appointed Mike Johnson to be its quarterback coach. Johnson is a former assistant for the Ravens, Falcons and Chargers.

 
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