Marinelli Offered Job With The Bears

The Chicago Bears have offered former Lions coach Rod Marinelli a job coaching their defensive line, according to the Chicago Tribune. He received the formal offer after Brick Haley, who filled that position in 2008, left to take a job on LSU’s staff. Marinelli met with the Bears last week and worked with head coach Lovie Smith on the Buccaneers from 1996-2000. He’s also been meeting with the Seahawks, where he’s expected to be in the mix for a coordinator’s job.