Bears sign Dave Toub to two-year contract

AP

Bears special teams coordinator Dave Toub isn’t leaving Chicago.

Toub has signed a two-year contract extension, the team announced today.

Well-respected around the league as one of the NFL’s top special-teams coaches, Toub was a candidate for the head-coaching vacancy in Miami. There was also talk that Toub, whose contract ran out at the end of the 2011 season, might take a job as an assistant elsewhere. But now he’s staying put.

The 49-year-old Toub has been the special teams coordinator in Chicago since 2004. Prior to that he spent three years on the Eagles’ staff.