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Broncos name Ed Donatell defensive coordinator

The Broncos have named Ed Donatell as their defensive coordinator. Donatell, who has 28 years of NFL experience, worked with Broncos head coach Vic Fangio in Chicago the past four seasons. Donatell served as the Bears’ secondary coach while Fangio worked as Chicago’s defensive coordinator. The two also worked together in San Francisco from 2011-14. [more]

Report: Broncos close to hiring Ed Donatell as defensive coordinator

The Broncos are nearing an agreement to hire Ed Donatell as their new defensive coordinator, Dan Graziano of ESPN reports. Donatell served as the defensive backs coach in Chicago under new Broncos coach Vic Fangio. The Bears hired Donatell in 2015. They spoke to him about replacing Fangio as defensive coordinator before they hired Chuck [more]

Report: Broncos interviewing Ed Donatell for defensive coordinator

The Broncos hired one Bears assistant to join Vic Fangio’s staff in 2019 and they’re reportedly speaking to another one on Tuesday. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that the Broncos are interviewing Ed Donatell for their defensive coordinator opening. Donatell has been the defensive backs coach in Chicago since 2015 and spoke to the team [more]

Broncos hire Brandon Staley as outside linebackers coach

When word broke that Brandon Staley would not remain on the Bears defensive coaching staff in the wake of Vic Fangio’s departure, it was natural to connect the dots and wonder if Staley would wind up on Denver’s staff. That’s exactly how things have played out. The Broncos announced on Tuesday that Staley will be [more]

Matt Nagy expects “pretty seamless transition” to Chuck Pagano

The Bears moved quickly to replace Vic Fangio as their defensive coordinator after Fangio left to become the Broncos’ head coach last week and they landed an experienced hand in Chuck Pagano. General Manager Ryan Pace said on Monday that Pagano “checks all the boxes” for what the team was looking for in its top [more]

Bears keep door open on possible future pursuit of Kareem Hunt

The Bears cautioned they are “not even there yet” in assessing whether to pursue Kareem Hunt, but they also didn’t close the door on the running back. Hunt is on the Commissioner Exempt List and would need to be reinstated before he could sign with any team, and the NFL is investigating three separate incidents [more]

Bears WR Anthony Miller set for shoulder surgery

The Bears held a press conference with head coach Matt Nagy and General Manager Ryan Pace on Monday so they could go over some housekeeping as the offseason gets underway. That included word that the team will exercise their 2019 option on linebacker Leonard Floyd‘s contract and the news that wide receiver Anthony Miller will [more]

Bears don’t seem happy with Cody Parkey’s television appearance

Cody Parkey may have won some admirers among the national television audience for the way he handled adversity, but he doesn’t appear to have done himself any favors at work. The Bears kicker’s appearance on the Today show last week apparently didn’t go over well with the team’s decision-makers, who could be making a decision on [more]

Bears to pick up fifth-year option on Leonard Floyd

Leonard Floyd remains in the Bears’ long-term plans. Floyd, the outside linebacker the Bears chose with the ninth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, will have his fifth-year option picked up, Bears General Manager Ryan Pace said today. That means Floyd will be under contract with the Bears through the 2020 season, and his [more]

More changes coming to Bears coaching staff

The Bears have a new defensive coordinator now, and apparently more changes are on the way for their staff. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears aren’t expected to retain outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley and assistant defensive backs coach Roy Anderson aren’t expected to return. Some degree of shuffling seems natural, after [more]

Raiders now know where all their first-rounders fall

Four more spots in the 2019 NFL Draft order were set with the weekend’s results, and the Raiders now know exactly where they’ll be making their three first-round picks. The Eagles slotted into the 25th spot in the order after yesterday’s loss, followed by the Colts, Cowboys and Chargers. The final four picks will go [more]

NFL fines Michael Bennett, Adrian Amos for unnecessary roughness

Michael Bennett and Adrian Amos both picked up costly penalties in the Eagles’ win over the Bears last weekend, and they picked up costly fines as well. Bennett was fined $10,026 and Amos was fined $26,739 for unnecessary roughness, the NFL confirmed today. The penalty on Bennett was a big one for the Eagles, coming [more]

Why was Eric Bieniemy passed over this year?

With six jobs filled and two more tentatively earmarked for folks other than Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, why didn’t Bieniemy get one of the eight open spots in the current cycle? A strong argument could be made for Bieniemy. He’s in the spot that has produced Eagles coach Doug Pederson and Bears coach Matt [more]

Bears hire Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator

Chuck Pagano sat out one season. That apparently was long enough away from coaching. The Bears have hired Pagano as their new defensive coordinator, replacing Vic Fangio, the team announced Friday night. Pagano, 58, spent six seasons as head coach of the Colts, going 53-43 in the regular season and 3-3 in the playoffs before [more]

Cody Parkey: “Football is what I do. It’s not who I am”

Bears kicker Cody Parkey stood and answered all the football questions at his locker after Sunday’s double-doink, which kept his team from advancing in the playoffs. Friday morning, he talked to a national audience, and was even-keeled about the miss (which was officially ruled a blocked kick). During an appearance on NBC’s Today show, Parkey [more]

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