Report: Chris Foerster returns to NFL on 49ers staff

Chris Foerster, the former Miami Dolphins offensive line coach, is reportedly back in the NFL. Foerster resigned from the Dolphins in 2017 after a video of Foerster appearing to snort cocaine was leaked to the public. Now, according to a report from ESPN’s Jenna Laine, Foerster has found a gig with the San Francisco 49ers.

Foerster’s exact role on the team is unclear. Sources told ESPN that Foerster “assists the coaching staff with game-planning.” His hire was never officially announced.

Foerster previously served two different stints as the 49ers offensive line coach: from 2008-09, and during the 2015 season.

Foerster hasn’t coached in the NFL since his resignation in October 2017. In January 2018, Foerster spoke with NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero about his recovery efforts.

“Why do I want to coach again? Because I love coaching and helping players,” Foerster told NFL.com. “Is that going to be on the high school level? The college level? Is it never going to be again? Then maybe it’s never again. I had 25 years in the league and 10 in college. I’ve been blessed. I made a terrible mistake and I’m responsible for it, and I didn’t go to treatment because I wanted to get my job back.”

This post will be updated as further information becomes available.

Michael Rosen is an SFGATE digital editor. Email: michael.rosen@sfgate.com.

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