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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]

Frisman Jackson, Dave Ragone in mix for Falcons offensive coordinator

Arthur Smith has not said if he will continue to call offensive plays as the Falcons head coach, but the team will be hiring an offensive coordinator either way. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they have interviewed Panthers wide receivers coach Frisman Jackson for that position. Jackson came from Baylor with Panthers head [more]

Report: Bears request to interview Jonathan Gannon for defensive coordinator

The Bears are beginning to look at candidates to replace defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano, who retired after two years with the franchise earlier this month. Kevin Fishbain of TheAthletic.com reports the Bears have put in a request with the Colts to interview defensive backs coach Jonathan Gannon. He’s been with Indianapolis since 2018, arriving with [more]

Jaguars will pick 25th after Rams loss in divisional round

New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer knew his team had the first overall pick in the draft when he took the job and now he knows where the team’s second first-round pick will fall. Jacksonville acquired the Rams’ 2021 first-rounder as part of the deal for cornerback Jalen Ramsey in October 2019 and it will [more]

While things could be better for the Bears, they could be (and have been) a lot worse

While plenty of work needs to be done to get the Bears to where they want to be, they’ve managed to do more over the past three years than they’ve accomplished in a long time. Since winning the Super Bowl 35 years ago, the Bears have had much more bad than good. Since 2018, the [more]

Mario Edwards suspended two games

Mario Edwards, a defensive end who played for the Bears in 2020 and becomes a free agent in March, will start the 2021 season serving a suspension. Edwards has been suspended for the first two games of the 2021 season for violating the NFL’s PED policy, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. The suspension [more]

Report: Jay Rodgers, Sean Desai internal candidates for Bears defensive coordinator

The Bears have to find a new defensive coordinator following the retirement of Chuck Pagano, and they’re reportedly looking at a couple of internal candidates. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL media, defensive line coach Jay Rodgers and safeties coach Sean Desai are both in consideration for the role. Rodgers has been the club’s defensive [more]

Bears Chairman: Coaches warned Anthony Miller that CJ Gardner-Johnson is “a punk”

In both of this year’s Bears-Saints games, Saints cornerback CJ Gardner-Johnson talked trash to a Bears wide receiver, only to have that receiver ejected for punching him. Bears Chairman George McCaskey had some strong words for Gardner-Johnson, and for his own player’s inability to prevent Gardner-Johnson from getting under his skin. McCaskey said on WMVP-AM [more]

Ted Phillips: Bears have done everything besides find a QB and win enough

The Bears committed to keep General Manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy for 2021, but they also committed to keep team president Ted Phillips. And Phillips’ comments on Wednesday aren’t inspiring a lot of confidence in Chicago. Phillips acknowledged that the Bears have repeatedly whiffed at the quarterback position. And he acknowledged that it’s [more]

Chuck Pagano: I’m excited to start this new chapter of my life

After multiple reports of the news emerged on Tuesday night, Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano officially announced his retirement from coaching on Wednesday. “After 36 years of coaching the game I love, I have decided to retire from the National Football League,” Pagano said in a statement released by the Bears. “I’d like to sincerely thank [more]

Ryan Pace: Whole offseason is about getting more out of quarterback position

After the Bears were eliminated from the playoffs last Sunday, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky said he could see himself back with the team in 2021. It doesn’t sound like that’s going to work for the Bears. After Bears chairman George McCaskey announced on Wednesday that head coach Matt Nagy and General Manager Ryan Pace will return [more]

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