The 49ers on Monday hired former Raiders wide receiver Ronald Curry to be an offensive assistant.

Curry spent seven seasons with the Raiders, including two when current 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was a Raiders offensive assistant in 2002-03.

"The 49ers and our staff are pleased to be initiating Ronald's NFL coaching career," Harbaugh said in a team release. "Our team will greatly benefit from Ronald's athletic experiences."

Curry, 33, last played in an NFL game in 2008. He failed to catch on with another team once his Raiders career ended. Overall, he caught 193 passes for 2,347 yards and 13 touchdowns in 76 games.

He spent the past three years as the football coach and athletic director at Morrisville (N.C.) High School.

Raiders receiver Ronald Curry can’t hold on to a deep pass while being guarded by Chiefs cornerback Benny Sapp in Oakland, Calif. on Sunday October
Raiders receiver Ronald Curry can't hold on to a deep pass while being guarded by Chiefs cornerback Benny Sapp in Oakland, Calif. on Sunday October 21, 2007. The Chiefs won the game 12-10. (Nader Khouri/Contra Costa Times)