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Arians becomes a Bears finalist, too


Earlier tonight, David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune reported that the Bears have two finalists for their head-coaching job.

That number may actually be three.

According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians also will have a second interview with the Bears.

The other finalists reportedly are Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman.

FOX’s Jimmy Johnson reported Friday on Twitter that Trestman will get the job. Arians could make the most sense; his ability to strike a friendship with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suggests that Arians will be able to get through to Chicago’s difficult quarterback, Jay Cutler.

Arians is scheduled to interview with the Chargers on Wednesday. He was supposed to interview with the Eagles on Tuesday; his status as a finalist for the Bears job and/or Philly’s focus on Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley likely explains the postponement/cancellation of the Arians interview.