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Report: Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor leaving for job with Bears


Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor survived three coaching changes and 88 losses in seven years with the Browns.

He appears set to walk away, leaving the Browns looking for his replacement.

The Chicago Bears are expected to hire Tabor for the same job, according to the Chicago Tribune, citing multiple sources.


The Bears hired Matt Nagy as head coach Monday. Tabor was a special teams assistant with the Bears from 2008-10 under respected coordinator Dave Toub, who worked with Nagy with the Chiefs.

Browns coach Hue Jackson granted Tabor permission to interview with the Bears despite being under contract.

Tabor was one of the most well-liked people within the Browns organization and had plenty of success during his tenure. But his units struggled this season as the team went 0-16.

The season opened with the Steelers blocking a punt for a touchdown in a 21-18 loss. It ended with Pittsburgh’s JuJu Smith-Schuster returning a kickoff 96 yards for the winning touchdown in a 28-24 loss.

Tabor was hired by Pat Shurmur and stayed to work for Rob Chudzinski, Mike Pettine and Jackson.

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