Ex-Lions coach interviews with Bears

Updated: January 3, 2009, 7:18 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Former Detroit coach Rod Marinelli interviewed today for a job on the Chicago Bears staff. The interview comes less than a week after the Lions fired Marinelli following an 0-16 season.

Chicago newspapers reported today that Marinelli met with Bears officials at their headquarters in suburban Lake Forest. It was not clear exactly what his role would be.

Marinelli and coach Lovie Smith were defensive assistants in Tampa Bay and have remained close friends. ...

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