The Bears announced that several coaches will not be returning for the 2015 season, including defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, as Michael C. Wright of ESPN.com tweets. Tucker was not expected to remain with the team but he was under contract prior to tonight’s announcement. Of course, the Bears hired Vic Fangio to fill Tucker’s previous role earlier today.
Back in December, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported that the Bears planned to fire Tucker. It took some time for that to come to fruition, but Tucker has been shown the door just like head coach Marc Trestman was before him. Tucker, for his part, drew interest from LSU for their defensive coordinator opening earlier this month. Since then, however, the vacancy has been filled by Kevin Steele.
In addition to Tucker, the Bears will bid farewell to tight end coach Andy Bischoff, linebackers coach Reggie Herring, and assistant special teams coordinator Dwayne Stukes.