Report: Bears interview Mike Singletary for defensive coordinator opening

A Bears great, Singletary hasn't coached in the NFL since 2016.
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(670 The Score) The Bears interviewed franchise great and Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary for their defensive coordinator vacancy, the Athletic reported Wednesday.

Singletary, 62, has worked in multiple coaching roles since 2003, including two years as 49ers head coach from 2009-'10. Singletary last coached in the NFL in 2016, serving as a Rams defensive assistant. He was an eight-time All-Pro linebacker who played with the Bears from 1981-'92.

Singletary was a linebacker on the Bears' lone Super Bowl championship team in 1985 and was selected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.

The Bears have interviewed former Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards, former Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher and Colts defensive backs coach Jonathan Gannon for their defensive coordinator position, according to reports.

Chuck Pagano, the Bears' defensive coordinator in the last two seasons, announced his retirement from coaching last week.