Bears narrow down coaching search

Updated: January 15, 2013, 6:56 PM ET
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The Chicago Bears have entered their second phase in finding a head coach and will speak again with three candidates, including Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Bevell and defensive coordinator Gus Bradley were "heading toward second interviews." Bradley is in the running for the Philadelphia Eagles' job.

The Bears also will conduct a second interview with Marc Trestman, the head coach of the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, sources told ESPN. Bevell and Trestman are the first two candidates to be identified as finalists for the Bears' coaching vacancy, according to sources.

Trestman was at Halas Hall, the Bears' team headquarters, on Monday, a league source told ESPNChicago.com.

Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians also reportedly is a finalist and will receive a second interview.

Bevell just finished his second season as Seattle's offensive coordinator and drew high praise for his work with rookie quarterback Russell Wilson. He also served as Minnesota's coordinator from 2006-10 and was an assistant in Green Bay before that, working with Brett Favre.

The Bears, who declined to comment, could be speaking to others as well, as they have conducted a thorough search to replace longtime coach Lovie Smith.

Chicago also has met with Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements and Houston Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison.

The Bears also interviewed Dallas Cowboys special-teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis, but ESPN Dallas reported Tuesday that DeCamillis has been told he is no longer in the running for the Bears' head-coaching position.

Smith was fired Dec. 31 after nine seasons in Chicago.

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, ESPN NFL Senior Analyst Chris Mortensen, ESPNChicago.com's Michael C. Wright and The Associated Press contributed to this report.