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Heneghan previously worked for Browns, NFL

Updated: April 17, 2006, 6:32 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers finally added an experienced football man to their front office Monday, hiring former NFL and Cleveland Browns executive Lal Heneghan as their executive vice president of football operations.

Owner John York has been under public pressure to hire a veteran executive since he turned over his franchise last year to coach Mike Nolan, a longtime NFL assistant who had never made personnel decisions or negotiated contracts. After the 49ers went 4-12 ...

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