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49ers Interview Trent Kirchner for GM

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The San Francisco 49ers are adding to their list of potential general manager candidates with Seattle Seahawks co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner.

Kirchner interviewed with the 49ers on Monday, two days after Seattle's loss against the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

The respected personnel man has 17 years of experience in the NFL. Kirchner's career began in 2000 as a scouting intern for the Seahawks. He then spent one year in Washington as a college scouting coordinator before joining the Carolina Panthers in 2002. Kirchner spent eight seasons with the Panthers as a pro personnel scout until 2009. 

Current Seahawks general manager John Schneider recruited Kirchner to join his staff in Seattle as the team's assistant director of pro personnel in 2010. In 2013, Kirchner was promoted to director of player personnel before assuming his current position in 2015.

Kirchner played a role in Carolina's selections of linebacker Thomas Davis and pass-rusher Julius Peppers. Upon joining the Seahawks, he deserves credit for Seattle's decision to draft quarterback Russell Wilson, linebacker Bobby Wagner and cornerback Richard Sherman.

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