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Titans hire 49ers' Carthon as general manager

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The Tennessee Titans are hiring San Francisco 49ers director of pro personnel Ran Carthon to be their general manager, the team announced Wednesday.

"We are excited to add Ran to our organization as our new general manager," owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement. "He brings a variety of valuable experiences to our team as a former player and a successful personnel executive for multiple teams."

Carthon joins Tennessee after spending six seasons with the 49ers. The 41-year-old also spent five seasons with the Los Angeles Rams as director of player personnel, as well as four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons as a pro scout.

Additionally, Carthon had a brief playing career in the NFL. He spent time with the Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions as a running back from 2004-06 after going undrafted out of Florida.

The 49ers will receive two third-round compensatory draft picks, one each in the 2023 and 2024 drafts, because Carthon is a minority executive taking a general manager role, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

Since joining the 49ers, Carthon has played a role in drafting players like Deebo Samuel, Fred Warner, Talanoa Hufanga, and Brock Purdy.

Jordan Schultz, theScore's NFL insider, also reported that Carthon was one of the names to watch in this hiring cycle thanks to his ability to build relationships and command respect from around the league.

Titans hire 49ers' Carthon as general manager
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