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Report: Raheem Morris to interview with Bears

Raheem Morris

Washington Redskins new assistant coach Raheem Morris throws the ball during NFL football practice at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


When Raheem Morris signed on to coach the Redskins defensive backs before this season, many felt that it would be a temporary stop on the way back up the ladder for the former Buccaneers head coach.

Morris is getting chances to prove those people right. Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that Morris will interview with the Bears for their defensive coordinator job on Saturday.

It’s the second known interview for Morris this offseason. He met with the Browns about their defensive coordinator position before Cleveland opted to hire former Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton on Friday. Because Morris is under contract, the Redskins would normally not be required to allow him to interview other jobs but reports have indicated that the team agreed to permit him to interview for coordinator jobs when he signed onto Mike Shanahan’s staff.

Rod Marinelli, who led the Bears defense in 2011, decided not to remain with the team after Marc Trestman was hired as the team’s head coach. It’s believed he will be heading to Dallas to take a role on Monte Kiffin’s defensive staff.