Scouting assistant Lombardi departs

March, 20, 2013
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Mick Lombardi, son of Cleveland Browns general manager Mike Lombardi, has left his position as a scouting assistant with the Patriots to join the 49ers as an assistant to head coach Jim Harbaugh, according to Matt Maiocco of Comcast Sports Net Bay Area.

Maiocco also notes that Lombardi will have some coaching duties.

Lombardi was officially named to his scouting assistant role last July. He grew up in the Bay Area while his father served as a personnel executive with the Oakland Raiders. The elder Lombardi also worked for the 49ers during Bill Walsh's tenure with the team.

A scouting assistant role with the Patriots typically involves both college and pro scouting work, and has served as a pipeline position for the Patriots to build their scouting staff.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer published comments from 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh on Lombardi's hire.
Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

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