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Report: Bears plan to fire Mel Tucker after season

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Bears are planning to fire Mel Tucker after the season, barring significant improvement in the final three weeks of the year.

Rapoport also reported that the Bears are having a serious case of buyer’s remorse with Jay Cutler and doubt whether he can lead the team to the playoffs.

The Bears are 5-8 and have remaining games at home against the Saints and Lions before finishing the season at Minnesota.

The Bears rank 26th in total defense, 28th in pass defense and 17th in run defense.

Speculation about Tucker’s job security has swirled ever since allowing 50-plus points in back-to-back losses to the Patriots and Packers.

Rapoport said he isn’t convinced head coach Marc Trestman will lose his job.

View Rapoport’s string of tweets on the Bears below: