Marinelli to coach Bears' D-line
After the first 0-16 season in NFL history, the Detroit Lions parted ways with coach Rod Marinelli.
Marinelli eliminated the Seahawks from consideration late in the week. He picked the Bears over the Texans Saturday.
Marinelli went 10-38 in three years with the Lions and was fired after failing to win a game this season. But before that, he was Tampa Bay's defensive line coach for a decade. The Buccaneers' line racked up 328.5 sacks under Marinelli, the most in the league during that span.
Senior writer John Clayton covers the NFL for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.