The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday they reached agreement with three assistants in Sam Garnes (assistant defensive backs), Dave Magazu (offensive line) and Derius Swinton II (assistant special teams) to join the club’s coaching staff.
The Bears also announced they parted ways with defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis, tight ends coach Andy Bischoff, linebackers coach Reggie Herring and assistant special teams coach Dwayne Stukes.
DeCamillis agreed on Tuesday to join Denver’s coaching staff as a special teams coordinator.
Earlier in the day, Chicago hired former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio to serve in the same capacity with the Bears. The club is still in the midst of trying to find an offensive coordinator. ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported the Bears are considering several potential candidates for the position, including former Notre Dame coach and former NFL offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks coach Geep Christ.
Garnes joins the Bears after having worked the last four seasons in Denver as the assistant secondary/safeties coach for new Bears coach John Fox.
The Broncos ranked eighth in the NFL in opponent passer rating (82.4) and tied for seven in the league in interceptions (18) as the defense ranked No. 9 in the league against the pass (225.4 yards per game).
Magazu spent the last four seasons with Fox in Denver and has worked the last 12 years as a part of Fox’s coaching staffs. During Magazu’s tenure in Denver, the Broncos offensive line allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL (100).
Meanwhile, Swinton has worked the last two seasons under Fox and new special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers as Denver’s assistant special teams coach. During Swinton’s two seasons in Denver, the Broncos ranked No. 9 in field goal percentage (96.2) and points scored (150).