49ers linebackers coach Johnny Holland taking medical depart for most cancers therapy

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San Francisco 49ers linebackers coach Johnny Holland is leaving the team after recently learning that cancer, which was in remission, has returned.

“It’s been an emotional couple of years for me and my family,” Holland said in a statement. “I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in September 2019 and have had several rounds of remission and relapse. Unfortunately the cancer has returned and from September 6th I will be leaving the team for treatment. In sharing the details of my diagnosis, it is my wish that I can be an advocate and beacon of hope for those battling cancer, to remind them that we are together on this matter. “

The 56-year-old Holland has been with the 49ers since 2017 and has had a long NFL coaching career that included stints with the Packers, Seahawks, Lions, Texans, Raiders and Browns, as well as time in other professional football leagues.

Holland was a Packers second round election in 1987 and had a seven year career at Green Bay before retiring and joining the Packers coaching staff.

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