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Bears announce the promotion of Sean Desai to defensive coordinator

The Bears announced the promotion of Sean Desai from safeties coach to defensive coordinator. Desai, 37, replaces Chuck Pagano, who announced his retirement Jan. 13 after 36 years in coaching. Desai originally joined the Bears in 2013 and is the only remaining holdover from former coach Marc Trestman’s staff. Desai spent six seasons as a [more]

Former Bears, Broncos kicker Roger LeClerc dies at 84

Former Bears kicker Roger LeClerc died Thursday, the team announced. He was 84. LeClerc was a member of the Bears’ 1963 NFL championship team. The Bears selected LeClerc in the 15th round of the 1959 draft out of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He spent the first seven seasons of his eight-year NFL career with [more]

Reports: Bears promoting Sean Desai to defensive coordinator

Chicago has found its replacement for the retired Chuck Pagano. The Bears will promote safeties coach Sean Desai to defensive coordinator, according to multiple reports. Desai has been with the Bears since 2013 when he started out as a quality control assistant, working with Chicago’s defensive backs and linebackers. He also assisted the special teams [more]

Falcons announce Dean Pees will be defensive coordinator

A report on Friday afternoon indicated Dean Pees will be part of head coach Arthur Smith’s staff in Atlanta, but not what job Pees would fill on the staff. The Falcons announced that piece of information a short time later. Pees will be the defensive coordinator. It is the same job he held with the [more]

Report: Falcons hiring Dean Pees, Dave Ragone

The Falcons are luring veteran defensive coordinator Dean Pees out of retirement, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. It is unclear whether Pees will become the Falcons’ defensive coordinator or have a different role with the team. The Falcons also are working toward making Dave Ragone their offensive coordinator, Rapoport adds. Pees, 71, worked with [more]

Falcons are expected to hire Charles London as QBs coach

New Falcons head coach Arthur Smith is rounding out his staff with a critical offensive hire. Atlanta is expected to bring in Charles London to become the club’s quarterbacks coach, according to a report from NFL media’s Tom Pelissero. London has spent the past three seasons as Chicago’s running backs coach. He previously held the [more]

Jay Rodgers leaving Bears, joining Chargers

Bears defensive line coach Jay Rodgers is leaving to join Brandon Staley’s staff in Los Angeles, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. Rodgers worked with Staley on the Bears’ staff in 2017-18 when Staley coached the team’s outside linebackers. The Bears already were looking for a replacement for defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano, who retired, [more]

Bears interview Mike Singletary for defensive coordinator

One of the best defensive players in the history of the Chicago Bears is a candidate to be their defensive coordinator. Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary was interviewed for the Bears’ defensive coordinator vacancy, according to TheAthletic.com. The Bears need a new defensive coordinator after Chuck Pagano retired, but Singletary is a surprising name [more]

Which teams would, should, could be interested in Deshaun Watson?

When attempting to list the teams that should or would or could be interested in Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, it’s arguably easier to list the teams that shouldn’t or wouldn’t or couldn’t be. On today’s PFT Live, Chris Simms and I tried to do both. The end result was a lengthy discussion that came up [more]

Trump pardons Casey Urlacher, brother of Brian Urlacher, in sports betting case

When Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher visited President Trump in the White House last year, and posted various messages supportive of Trump on social media, there was speculation that Trump could reward Urlacher by pardoning his brother. And that’s exactly what has happened. With less than 12 hours remaining in his presidency, Trump’s [more]

Report: Bears interview Colts DBs coach Jonathan Gannon for defensive coordinator

The Chicago Bears interviewed Indianapolis Colts defensive backs coach Jonathan Gannon for their defensive coordinator vacancy on Tuesday, according to Kevin Fishbain of TheAthletic.com. Gannon just completed his third season with the Colts as their defensive backs coach. He joined Frank Reich’s staff in 2018 after a four-year run as an assistant defensive backs coach [more]

Report: Bears interviewed James Bettcher for defensive coordinator

The Bears’ search for a new defensive coordinator includes a coach who spent 2020 out of the NFL. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Bears have interviewed James Bettcher. They are looking for a new coordinator because Chuck Pagano retired at the end of the season. Bettcher spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons [more]

Report: Bears interviewing George Edwards for defensive coordinator today

The Bears are moving forward in their search to replace retired defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano. Chicago is interviewing Cowboys senior defensive assistant George Edwards for the job today, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The Bears put in the request to interview Edwards on Monday. Edwards was Minnesota’s defensive coordinator from 2014-2019 [more]

Former Rams, Bears running back Jon Arnett dies at 85

Jon Arnett, a five-time Pro Bowl selection during a 10-year career with the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears, died of heart failure on Saturday at the age of 85, according to the Associated Press. A standout running back at USC, Arnett was the second overall pick of the 1957 NFL Draft by the hometown [more]

Report: Bears want to interview George Edwards for defensive coordinator

The Bears have requested permission to speak with Cowboys senior defensive assistant George Edwards for their defensive coordinator opening, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. The Cowboys want to keep Edwards, who was Minnesota’s defensive coordinator from 2014-19, but they cannot block the request. Edwards spoke with Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy about Dallas’ coordinator job before [more]

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