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Bears Won’t Bring Back Defensive Coordinator Rod Marinelli

The Bears new hire, Marc Trestman, is making moves, and one will be to not bring back defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.

Reports say that the Bears won’t be bringing Marinelli back as defensive coordinator for the 2013 season.

Marinelli, who has a very close relationship with fired Bears coach Lovie Smith, is being recruited by new head coach Marc Trestman to stay on board, but to this point has been unsuccessful and he is expected to leave the team shortly.

Trestman is in the process of putting together a new staff that includes several of the other men who interviewed for the head coaching position (former Bears linebacker Mike Singletary, former head coach in San Francisco, might also end up joining this staff, sources said): Marinelli would be a natural fit as the linebackers coach in Dallas, under new coordinator Monte Kiffin, who he has worked with before.

Trestman wants to revamp the team, and it starts with the staff, so canning Marinelli isn’t that big of a shock. He’s part of the reason along with injuries the Bears D withered down the stretch in 2012.

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