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Report: Chargers targeting former 49ers All-Pro Bowman as LBs coach

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Jim Harbaugh is bringing an old friend with him to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Los Angeles is targeting former San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman to be its new linebackers coach, sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The Chargers and Bowman haven't yet agreed on a deal, but it's expected to be completed, adds Rapoport.

Bowman played for Harbaugh with the 49ers from 2011-14, earning three of his four first-team All-Pro nods under the Chargers' new coach.

The 35-year-old acted as a defensive analyst at Maryland, in the state he grew up, during the 2023 season.

Bowman spent seven years in San Francisco and ranks third on the franchise's all-time tackle list. He was released by the 49ers midway through 2017 and played his final NFL season with the then-Oakland Raiders before retiring with San Francisco in 2019.

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