Report: Bears hiring Bill McGovern as inside linebackers coach

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With several openings on the Chicago Bears’ coaching staff, Matt Nagy has started to fill those vacancies, starting on defense.

Not long after the Bears announced Chris Rumph would be succeeding Jay Rodgers as defensive line coach, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Bears have hired Bill McGovern as their new inside linebackers coach.

McGovern replaces the departed Mark DeLeone, who served as inside linebackers coach for two seasons under former defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano.

Last year, McGovern was a defensive assistant at Nebraska. Before that, he worked for the New York Giants (2016-19) and Philadelphia Eagles (2013-15).

Most notable, McGovern coached former Carolina Panthers star linebacker Luke Kuechly during his time at Boston College. Now, McGovern gets a chance to work with Bears rising star Roquan Smith.

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