Report: Zorn, Gilbride may join Bears' staff

Former Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn and New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride are candidates to join the Chicago Bears' staff, according to CSNChicago.com. Gilbride's been the playcaller in a successful offense, so I can understand why he'd be considered. But I'd be shocked if Zorn landed as an offensive coordinator after having his play-calling duties stripped by the Redskins this season.

It seems more likely Zorn would surface as a quarterbacks coach. He's told people close to him that there are two jobs he is pursuing and that he doesn't plan to take a year off. The Redskins are on the hook to pay Zorn $2.4 million in 2010, so he's in a pretty good situation. Whatever he makes as an assistant in the league would offset what Dan Snyder owes him.

In other Redskins news, the current assistants will return to work Wednesday and probably start finding out about their futures.