New Bears coach Marc Trestman has his defensive coordinator: Mel Tucker.
Tucker, who coordinated the Jaguars’ defense for the last four years, was hired by the Bears on Friday, the team has announced.
It is not clear what the hiring of Tucker means for Raheem Morris, who was expected to interview with the Bears on Saturday. It’s possible that Morris will still interview for another spot on the Bears’ staff, or that the Bears have decided to call off the interview with Morris.
Tucker was the Jaguars’ interim head coach at the end of the 2011 season, and he interviewed for their head-coaching vacancy this week. He missed out on that job, but he now has found work in Chicago.