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Bears outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley follows Vic Fangio to Broncos

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Bears outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley follows Vic Fangio to Broncos

One of the Bears defensive assistant coaches is officially following Vic Fangio to his new team.

The Denver Broncos announced outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley will take the same position under his old defensive coordinator.

The Chicago Tribune had reported Staley was not expected to remain in Chicago, and the team evidently allowed him to make a lateral move to continue on with Fangio.

However, it appears Denver wasn’t the only team interested in Staley’s services.

NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero reports that the Green Bay Packers had also requested an interview with the outside linebackers coach, and the Bears denied it.

Staley joined the Bears in 2017 after three seasons as the defensive coordinator at Division-III John Carroll University in Ohio.

He helped coach Khalil Mack to another Pro Bowl season in 2018 while aiding in the development of Leonard Floyd, who the Bears plan to bring back for the optional fifth year on his contract.

Staley is the first defensive assistant coach who has been officially announced as not returning under new defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano.

 

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4 Bears make Pro Football Writers of America All-NFL team for 2018

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4 Bears make Pro Football Writers of America All-NFL team for 2018

The NFL season honors are starting to roll in for 2018, and the Bears are well represented.

They already had five players voted as Pro Bowl starters, and four of those same Bears were recognized by the Pro Football Writers of America on their All-NFL team.

Khalil Mack, Kyle Fuller, Eddie Jackson and Tarik Cohen marked the most players from any franchise to make this year’s team. Akiem Hicks was the one Pro Bowler who did not appear on the PFWA list.

The All-NFL team featured only two defensive tackles — Aaron Donald from the Los Angeles Rams and Fletcher Cox from the Philadelphia Eagles — while the Pro Bowl included all three.

No additional Bears were recognized on the PFWA All-NFC team.

This marked Mack’s third appearance on the All-NFL team, while it was the first appearances for Fuller, Jackson and Cohen.

 

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Philadelphia Daily News trolls Bears kicker Cody Parkey after Eagles loss to Saints

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Philadelphia Daily News trolls Bears kicker Cody Parkey after Eagles loss to Saints

It’s going to be a long offseason for Cody Parkey.

His missed field goal in the Bears wildcard game against the Philadelphia Eagles went viral, and he’s been in the national spotlight ever since.

Parkey’s appearance on The Today Show may not have helped, because the Philadelphia media is right back to trolling him, a week after his miss.

After the Eagles lost to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, the Philadelphia Daily News was left longing for the Bears kicker.

The Eagles loss instead came at the hands of former Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, who had Nick Foles’ pass go through his fingers and into the arms of a waiting Saints defender for a critical interception.

The Daily News saw the low-hanging fruit with Parkey still on everyone’s mind, and his name will likely continue to come up throughout the postseason as field goal kickers take the field.

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