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.