NFL report: Josh McDaniels withdraws from consideration for 49ers job

Jimmy Garoppolo, Josh McDaniels
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels works with backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during a practice earlier this season. (Steven Senne / Associated Press)

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels expressed appreciation for the opportunity to interview with the San Francisco 49ers but says for now he will remain in New England.

He said during a conference call Monday that the decision was what’s “best for my family and myself” and that he will stay with the Patriots to focus on this year’s playoffs and finish out the season “however it turns out.”

McDaniels, who was a head coach with the Denver Broncos in 2009 and 2010, interviewed with the 49ers during the Patriots’ bye to open the playoffs. He also interviewed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Both McDaniels and Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia have been candidates for teams with open head coaching jobs this offseason after helping lead the Patriots to 14-2 regular season.

The only other candidates remaining are Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach and former Raiders coach Tom Cable, who interviewed Sunday, and Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who can’t be hired until after the Falcons season is completed.

In other coaching news:

–The Washington Redskins have interviewed Rob Ryan for their defensive coordinator position. Ryan was most recently the Buffalo Bills‘ assistant head coach/defense this past season under his brother Rex. Former Jacksonville…