The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms with Eric Mangini to be an offensive consultant for the NFC champions, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Saturday.
The former Cleveland Browns and New York Jets coach will work on Jim Harbaugh's staff for the two-time reigning NFC West winners, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had made no formal announcement.
With a defensive expertise and experience as an assistant on that side of the ball, Mangini might help game plan for opposing defenses in the new role. San Francisco lost 34-31 in the Super Bowl to the Baltimore Ravens in February after missing scoring chances in the waning moments.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick's second-half rally fell short and the Niners were denied a sixth championship. Kaepernick missed three chances from the 5, throwing three straight incomplete passes intended for Michael Crabtree, who got tangled up with a defender on the final play but no holding was called Harbaugh screamed from the sideline and signaled for a penalty. Kaepernick's off-balance throw under pressure on fourth down sailed through the end zone.
Steelers lineman Adams stabbed
Pittsburgh police say an offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers was stabbed twice during an attempted carjacking on the city's South Side district.
Police said 23-year-old Michael Adams told officers he was standing near his truck shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday when he was confronted by three men, one armed with a knife and one armed with a handgun. Adams told police the trio tried to carjack him, but he didn't have his car keys. He said "the situation escalated" and one man pointed the gun at his face while the other stabbed him twice before all three fled, according to police.
Adams went into a nearby restaurant to seek help and was later taken to UPMC Mercy, where he had surgery for stab wounds to the abdomen and left forearm. Police said he is currently in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.
Adams tweeted: "I had an angel lookin out for me! I'll be ok just gotta fight to get back harder then ever."