Chicago not retaining D-coordinator Rivera

Updated: February 19, 2007, 10:25 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, who has interviewed for nine head coach positions in the NFL over the past two years but landed none of them, will not return to Chicago.

Negotiations between Bears officials and Rivera's representatives, aimed at extending the coach's contract, have produced no progress toward a new deal and have broken off. ESPN.com's John Clayton reported on Monday night that Rivera had in fact accepted a position as linebackers coach on the staff of ...

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