New Bears coach Marc Trestman is already working quickly to fill his staff, and part of the work might not involve relocating anyone.
According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, multiple sources think Trestman will retain Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.
Keeping an incumbent to run an already good defense makes sense, given Trestman’s focus will be on the other side of the ball.
And having some continuity might also pacify some of the players who were disillusioned with the dismissal of the popular Lovie Smith.
According to Jensen, quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates is viewed as a good bet to remain as well, though Aaron Kromer’s addition likely means the end of the Mike Tice era.