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Falcons, 49ers schedule Rex Ryan talks


Rex Ryan, fired Monday after six seasons with the New York Jets, could land on his feet as a head coach in a matter of days.

Ryan is scheduled for interviews with the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons, and could also get a sitdown with the Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders.

Ryan was 46-50 with the Jets including back-to-back appearances in the AFC championship game in his first two seasons. The Jets finished 4-12 last season with eight consecutive losses following their Week 1 win over the Raiders.

But dominant defense was a consistent calling card for Ryan’s teams, and the 49ers and Raiders are operating his familiar 3-4 scheme.

In five of six seasons with the Jets, Ryan’s defense finished in the top 10. The only exception was 2013, when New York was 11th.

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