The Tennessee Titans recently sought permission to interview San Francisco 49ers defensive quality control coach DeMeco Ryans but were denied, according to a report from Titans reporter Jason Wolf of USA TODAY and The Tennessean.

"I’m told Titans requested to interview 49ers defensive assistant DeMeco Ryans, but were blocked," Wolf tweeted Monday night. "Former Alabama, Texans & Eagles linebacker is held in high regard around the league."