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Monday, January 11, 2010
Fewell visits Bears; fit makes sense


By JEFF DICKERSON

CHICAGO -- The Bears have confirmed, via the team's official Web site, that Perry Fewell is at Halas Hall on Monday interviewing for the vacant defensive coordinator job. Fewell is a logical choice to join the staff, considering his strong ties to current Bears' coaches and players, and his familiarity with the defensive principles preferred by head coach Lovie Smith.

A source familiar with the situation said Fewell had not made up his mind as of the weekend, but is expected to make a decision this week.

Fewell also interviewed with the New York Giants for the their defensive coordinator opening, and also met with the Buffalo Bills about the head coaching position.

It's unclear whether potential future head coach openings in Jacksonville, Oakland and Carolina would influence Fewell's decision, and it's also unknown if Fewell would even be a serious candidate if any of those jobs becomes available.