John Fox, after Bill Polian report: Bears not restructuring

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John Fox said safeties have a different role than a generation ago. (AP)

One day after a CBS Sports report said the Bears could consider adding Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian to a reworked front office, coach John Fox said that the team had no plans to restructure this offseason.

“No,” he said. “Just like there wasn’t a consultant. It’s a report. You can report anything these days.”

Fox was referencing an October NFL.com report that the Bears were hiring an outside consultant to evaluate their organization. Asked how he deals with such reports internally, Fox was blunt, but stopped short of cursing.

“I think people kind of take them for what they are,” he said. “Which is, oh, I can’t say it.”

Sunday’s report claimed the Bears would give “heavy consideration” to a Polian, now an ESPN analyst, as a senior adviser to oversee coaching and football operations next year.

Polian’s ESPN colleagues shot down the report Monday. Adam Schefter said on WMVP-AM’s “Carmen and Jurko” that the report was “absolutely wrong” and that Polian “laughed at the idea of it.”

Later in the day, “Waddle and Silvy” said that, per ESPN, Polian maintained no one from the Bears had reached out to him. He hadn’t considered an advisory job since he discussed a Bills opening in late 2014, they said.

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