Jackson cancels interview with Bears

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The Bears suffered another setback in their search for an offensive coordinator.

The Baltimore Ravens granted the Bears permission to speak to quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson. He was scheduled to talk to the Bears today at Halas Hall but did not catch his flight to Chicago Monday night.

Instead, Jackson is believed to be on the verge of accepting the same position with the Oakland Raiders. He had a lengthy interview with the Raiders last week, reportedly for the head coach position. But, Tom Cable still remains the head coach, and Jackson is expected to become the Raiders offensive coordinator.

One appeal for Jackson may be California. He is from Los Angeles, and he played football and basketball at Pacific.

USC offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates also cancelled an interview with the Bears, opting instead to follow Pete Carroll to the Seattle Seahawks.

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