Marinelli gets Bears offer; still interviewing

Updated: January 6, 2009, 1:02 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Former Detroit Lions coach Rod Marinelli has received an offer to join the Chicago Bears, according to a newspaper report, but he also has interviewed with the Seattle Seahawks, leaving things in flux.

Marinelli, 59, talked with Bears coach Lovie Smith on Friday in anticipation of the defensive line coaching position opening up with the expected departure of Brick Haley to LSU.

The Bears, whose pass defense was ranked 30th in the league this season (21st overall), are in ...

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