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49ers hire Steve Wilks as defensive coordinator

by Jordan Epp | 49ers Correspondent | Tue, Feb 7th 7:48pm EST

The San Francisco 49ers are hiring former Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks as their defensive coordinator, replacing DeMeco Ryans. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

After Matt Rhule was fired in Carolina, Steve Wilks turned the season around for the Panthers, taking them to a 6-6 record despite trading away RB Christian McCaffrey. Under Wilks, the Panthers only allowed 21 points per game and averaged 2.25 sacks with a turnover forced per game. After failing to get the head coaching gig in Carolina, Wilks ends up in a prime situation with a plethora of talent available.

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