Bears schedule interview with Fewell

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 01/07/2010, 03:01pm

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Former Chicago Bears defensive backs coach Perry Fewell will interview for the team’s defensive coordinator position on Monday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Fewell, the Bears defensive backs coach in 2005, is interviewing today with the New York Giants for their defensive coordinator position.

He left the Bears organization to become the Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator in 2006, and he was elevated to interim head coach when Dick Jauron was fired midway through the 2009 season.

Fewell has already interviewed for the Bills head coaching position, but he is being hotly pursued by two coaches with whom he’s working in the past.

Fewell was the defensive backs coach for Giants head coach Tom Coughlin in Jacksonville from 1998 to 2002; he worked with Bears head coach Lovie Smith in St. Louis in 2003 and 2004 and then in Chicago in 2005.

It appears both the Giants and Bears are aggressively pursuing Fewell, even though he remains a candidate to be the Bills head coach. The Bills were reportedly in Minnesota today to interview Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier.

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