Rodgers was an internal candidate for a promotion into the Bears defensive coordinator position as well. Upon the writing of this article, news broke that outside linebackers coach Ted Monachino will not return for the Bears next season. It was speculated early on that he could have been a candidate for the Bears’ DC job.
Philadelphia Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley has reportedly asked for his release from his contract amid rumors of interest from the Chicago Bears. John Clark of NBC Sports Philly reported Staley has "several opportunities" he could explore if he's granted his release. The longtime Eagles running back has been a coach with the organization since 2011.
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