Bears interview Doug Pederson for head coach, Glenn Cook for general manager


(670 The Score) The Bears announced Wednesday they've completed a pair of interviews in their searches for a head coach and general manager.

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Former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson conducted an interview with the Bears for their head coaching position, while Browns vice president of player personnel Glenn Cook was interviewed for general manager.

Pederson, 53, was 42-37-1 over five seasons leading the Eagles. He guided Philadelphia to three playoff appearances in his tenure, including a Super Bowl championship in February 2018.

The Eagles fired Pederson after a 4-11-1 campaign in 2020. He arrived in Philadelphia in 2016 after three years as Chiefs offensive coordinator.

Cook has worked for the Browns since 2016, first as assistant director of pro scouting before being promoted to his current position as vice president of player personnel. He also worked in scouting with the Colts (2011-'12) and Packers (2012-'15) before joining the Browns.

The Bears have reportedly arranged interviews with nine candidates each for head coach and general manager. Chicago's search process is being led by team chairman George McCaskey and also includes president Ted Phillips, Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian, director of player engagement LaMar "Soup" Campbell and senior vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion Tanesha Wade.

The Bears' interviews with Pederson and Cook are the first for each position conducted by the team. Chicago fired coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace on Monday, then immediately began the searches for their replacements.

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