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January 15, 2013

Joe DeCamillis won't be Bears head coach

The Chicago Bears have narrowed their search to three candidates, eliminating Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis from consideration. DeCamillis was one of at least 13 coaches to interview for the job left vacant when the Bears fired Lovie Smith.

Chicago general manager Phil Emery has ties with DeCamillis from when both were in Atlanta.

But the Bears' three finalists all are from the offensive side of the ball. Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Canadian Football League coach Marc Trestman are left in the running.

DeCamillis, 47, just completed his fourth season with the Cowboys. He also previously has been a special teams coach for the Broncos (1988-92), Giants (1993-96) and Jaguars (2007-08) besides his stint in Atlanta (1997-2006).

The Jaguars showed interest in DeCamillis for their head coaching job last year, but he did not interview. The Raiders wanted to hire him as assistant head coach/special teams coach last year, but Dallas denied the move.

-- Charean Williams



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