The ones who got away from the Bears


CHICAGO -- You need a scorecard to keep up with all the coaching activity (insert Bears' joke here) since the season ended. Here is a quick update on all the rumored candidates who pursued opportunities elsewhere.

  • Jeremy Bates -- Hired as Seattle offensive coordinator.

  • Tom Clements -- Packers denied Bears permission to speak with quarterbacks coach.

  • Perry Fewell -- Accepted Giants defensive coordinator position.

  • Chan Gailey -- New head coach of the Buffalo Bills.

  • Jim Chaney -- Staying at University of Tennessee as offensive coordinator.

  • Mike Nolan -- New Dolphins defensive coordinator.

  • Gus Bradley -- Staying put as Seattle's defensive coordinator.