Report: Chudzinski not a Bears fit

Updated: January 24, 2010, 4:28 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The list of candidates for the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator opening keeps getting longer, but the names keep getting crossed out.

Rob Chudzinski falls into that category, a source told the Chicago Tribune on Sunday.

The assistant offensive coordinator and tight ends coach of the San Diego Chargers, Chudzinski was considered a strong candidate. He had been an offensive coordinator for the University of Miami and the Cleveland Browns.

But the source told the newspaper he will not be coming to Chicago, and it is likely the Chargers will want to renew his expiring contract. Clarence Shelmon is the Chargers offensive coordinator, head coach Norv Turner plays a big role in the offense.

Chudzinski would have called plays in Chicago.

The Bears wanted to speak to USC offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates since he worked with Jay Cutler in Denver. But Bates followed Pete Carroll to the Seattle Seahawks. The Bears were denied permission to speak with Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements.

The Bears interviewed Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese and have kept former Rams coach Mike Martz on the radar.

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