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Bears to retain Glenn Pires, Roy Anderson on defensive staff

As expected, Vic Fangio will be keeping at least part of his staff intact.

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When Vic Fangio was officially re-hired as the Bears’ DC, many people expected the defensive staff would remain the same. To nobody’s surprise, Alex Marvez has reported that incumbent LBs coach Glenn Pires and asst. DBs coach Roy Anderson will be retained on the Bears’ staff. Coach Pires has been with the Chicago Bears since 2015, and Roy Anderson since 2017.

Prior to his arrival in Chicago, Glenn Pires had coached LBs in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, and Atlanta Falcons. Overall, he has over 26 years of experience coaching LBs. He will continue to specialize with the inside linebackers.

Roy Anderson is a relatively new coach in Chicago, with his arrival being that of last season. He will be entering his tenth season as an assistant in the NFL, with previous stops including the Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, and San Francisco 49ers. He’s also spent time in college, with programs like LSU, Florida State, and Florida A&M.

It remains to be seen what happens with the rest of the assistants, namely Jay Rodgers (DL) and Ed Donatell (DB). However, it is likely that both will return, and current OLB coach Brandon Staley is still under contract. We will update you once we receive further confirmation.