The Bears announced Sunday afternoon that two defensive assistant coaches will not return for the 2014, while confirming that Mel Tucker will remain in his role as defensive coordinator.
The Bears went from having $44 million of reported salary cap space for 2014 on Dec. 26, to just $11 million of reported spending ability a week later.
The status of defensive coordinator Mel Tucker after a historically bad season has been a subject of conjecture and analysis outside of Halas Hall.
It's still likely Mel Tucker will be back as defensive coordinator and will be given the opportunity to call his shots, his way -- something he he didn't get to
All indications on Thursday were that defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will remain in place for the 2014 season. But some of his players will not.