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Marinelli out as Bears defensive coordinator

Marinelli out as Bears defensive coordinator

CNNSI.com profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Updated Jan 17, 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Rod Marinelli will not return as the Chicago Bears' defensive coordinator next season.
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  • Jeremy Bates is out in Chicago

    Jeremy Bates is out in Chicago

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    It was believed that new Bears coach Marc Trestman would keep Jeremy Bates, the quarterbacks coach whose strong relationship with Jay Cutler commenced when they were together in Denver. But the Bears have now announced that Bates is out. It’s the first
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  • Devin Thomas ends retirement, signs with Lions

    Devin Thomas ends retirement, signs with Lions

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    Wide receiver and kick returner Devin Thomas has ended his brief retirement to sign with the Detroit Lions.
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  • Trestman said Johnson’s tweet helped them make contact

    Trestman said Johnson’s tweet helped them make contact

    Wherever Jimmy Johnson got the information for last week’s tweet that Marc Trestman was getting the Bears job, it didn’t come from Trestman. That’s because Trestman said he hadn’t spoken with his old mentor from his University of Miami days in 10
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  • Ravens’ Corey Graham says Bears limited him

    Ravens’ Corey Graham says Bears limited him

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    Corey Graham signed as a free agent with the Ravens during the offseason and has played well, starting eight games at cornerback in the regular season and two more in the playoffs, and intercepting Peyton Manning twice in Baltimore’s upset at Denver. Gr
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  • Aaron Rodgers not convinced of read-option staying power

    Aaron Rodgers not convinced of read-option staying power

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Packers have every reason in the world to believe in the power of the read option, after watching 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick dismantle them in the playoffs. But Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is willing to take a longer view, that the sud…
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  • PFT’s Championship Game picks

    PFT’s Championship Game picks

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    Last week, MDS and yours truly agreed on every pick.  After Saturday’s games, it looked like we’d be Thelma-and-Louiseing our way to an 0-4 weekend. But after getting it wrong by relying on the Broncos and Packers, we were perfect on Sunday with the
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  • Matthew Stafford’s contract could be redone this offseason

    Matthew Stafford’s contract could be redone this offseason

    Last year, the Lions needed to give wide receiver Calvin Johnson a new deal in order to free up cap room to fill out the rest of the roster. Johnson wound up with a fat new contract as a result, something that may have quarterback Matthew Stafford licki…
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  • Justin Smith: I’ll be more comfortable this week

    Justin Smith: I’ll be more comfortable this week

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith made his return to the field with a partially torn triceps against the Packers last week and things went well. He played on 53 of the 58 defensive snaps, held up against double teams from the Packers and made eight t…
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  • Video - Trestman era off and running in Chicago 05:03

    Trestman era off and running in Chicago

    Jan 17
    Newly hired Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman joins "Around the League" to discuss his reunion with quarterback Jay Cutler, his CFL stint and how he plans to improve a team that finished 10-6.
  • Video - Trestman era off and running in Chicago 05:03

    Trestman era off and running in Chicago

    Jan 17
    Newly hired Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman joins "Around the League" to discuss his reunion with quarterback Jay Cutler, his CFL stint and how he plans to improve a team that finished 10-6.
  • Video - Marc Trestman Ready To Coach The Bears 00:39

    Marc Trestman Ready To Coach The Bears

    Jan 17
    Marc Trestman is ready to win with Jay Cutler and the Bears.
  • Video - Trestman: 'I'm excited to have four downs' 03:19

    Trestman: 'I'm excited to have four downs'

    Jan 17
    Chicago Bears newly hired head coach Marc Trestman answers the media's questions at his introductory press conference.

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