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San Francisco offensive coordinator Greg Roman reportedly interviewed for the same position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday.
The 49ers granted Roman permission to interview with Tampa Bay, and the meeting took place in Los Angeles, Fox Sports reported.
Roman will not return to the 49ers next season after spending four seasons on Jim Harbaugh’s staff. His preference is to remain in the NFL and not follow Harbaugh to Michigan, a source told CSNBayArea.com.
The Buccaneers are seeking a replacement for Jeff Tedford, who parted ways with the organization after missing most of the year on a medical leave. Tedford has since become head coach of the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League.
The 49ers’ offense struggled this season with quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s production falling off under the direction of Harbaugh, Roman and quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst. Roman is known for his innovative run schemes. The 49ers’ run game ranked in the top four in each of the past three seasons.