NFC North Notes: Bears, Lions, Vikings


  • Brad Biggs of Chicago Tribune reports that new Bears DC Chuck Pagano has informed OLBs coach Brandon Staley he will not be returning for the 2019 season.
  • According to Biggs, there’s a rumor making the rounds in NFL circles that Rob Ryan could be hired as Staley’s replacement.
  • Biggs notes that Ryan worked with Pagano while they were with the Raiders several years ago. Ryan was also with the Saints when Ryan Pace was still in New Orleans.
  • If the Bears lose Ed Donatell, Biggs says they could promote Roy Anderson.


  • Mike Klis reports that Broncos DBs coach Greg Williams is drawing interest from the Panthers.


  • Mike Klis reports that the Vikings interviewed Broncos OL coach Sean Kugler.
  • However,¬†Ian Rapoport¬†says Kugler will be joining the Cardinals’ staff as their OL coach under Kliff Kingsbury.

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