Bears to part with OLB coach Brandon Staley

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Brandon Staley coached outside linebackers for two years. | Photo courtesy Chicago Bears

Outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley, who helped tutor Khalil Mack in the week leading up to his Bears debut — and throughout the season — could be heading west. He’s scheduled to interview with the Broncos this week, a source confirmed, which could lead to a reunion with former Bears coordinator Vic Fangio.

Either way, the Bears will be in the market for a new position coach. Some turnover was expected when the Bears hired Chuck Pagano as their defensive coordinator Friday.

Staley spent the last two seasons with the Bears after a career coaching in college. He worked closely with Fangio, whose expertise is outside linebackers. Fangio was named the Broncos’ coach Thursday.

Mack praised Staley when asked about his first-team All-Pro honor last month.

“It speaks volumes to the guys around here, the coaches, as well — Coach Vic, Coach Staley — and my teammates,” he said. “Everybody has a hand in that. Usually see it on the field, and you see it on Sundays, and that’s what it’s really all about.”

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