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Bears now 0-for-5 on OC candidates

Chicago fans, forget our Hue Jackson discussion from this morning. ESPN’s Michael Smith reports Jackson won’t interview for the Bears’ offensive coordinator job because he will accept a similar position with Oakland.

To this point, that leaves the Bears 0-for-5 on candidates they are known to have either sought out or have interviewed for the job. A quick summary:

Jeremy Bates

Previous position: USC offensive coordinator

Decision: Canceled interview to become Seattle’s offensive coordinator

Tom Clements

Previous position: Green Bay quarterbacks coach

Decision: Packers denied permission to interview

Ken Zampese

Previous position: Cincinnati quarterbacks coach

Decision: Bengals closed hiring window

Rob Chudzinski

Previous position: San Diego assistant head coach/tight ends

Decision: Unclear, but apparently will remain with Chargers

Hue Jackson

Previous position: Baltimore quarterbacks coach

Decision: Will become Oakland’s offensive coordinator