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Bears File Request to Interview George Edwards for Vacant DC Position

We now have our second external request to interview for the Bears’ DC position. This time, the former Vikings DC will get a chance for the job in Chitown.

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Earlier today the Chicago Bears filed a formal request with the Indianapolis Colts to interview Jonathan Gannon for their DC position. You can read up on that story here.

Moments ago, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas revealed the Chicago Bears have now filed a request to interview George Edwards for the same position.

Under the new league rules, neither the Dallas Cowboys nor the Indianapolis Colts can block the interview for their respective coaches. Rather, it’s now a formality.

If George Edwards’s name sounded familiar, it’s because he also interviewed for the Bears’ head coaching job in 2018. So he’s more than familiar with Ryan Pace and the rest of management. Interestingly enough, he served as the DC for the Minnesota Vikings, where he oversaw Jonathan Gannon while the later served as an assistant DB coach.

Speaking more of Edwards’s career, his journey in the NFL as a coach began with the Dallas Cowboys as their linebackers coach from 1998 to 2001. He has also been with the Washington Football Team (2002-03); Cleveland Browns (2004); Miami Dolphins (2005-09 and 2012-13); Buffalo Bills (2010-2011); and Minnesota Vikings (2014-2019) before returning to the Cowboys as a senior defensive assistant.

Edwards brings with him a lengthy history as a defensive coordinator. He has served as a defensive coordinator with three different teams: Washington, Buffalo, and Minnesota. Where he did not call plays for Minnesota — Mike Zimmer did — he was instrumental for the preparation and coordination of one of the league’s better defenses between 2014 and 2019.

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