Chris Tabor leaving Bears to become Panthers' special teams coordinator


(670 The Score) Chris Tabor, who had been the Bears' special teams coordinator since 2018, is leaving Chicago and has agreed to terms with the Carolina Panthers for the same position.

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Tabor joined the Bears in 2018 under then-coach Matt Nagy for his second stint with the organization. In 2021, Chicago ranked ninth in the annual special teams rankings from respected writer Rick Gosselin, whose work is considered the top evaluation of special teams.

The 51-year-old Tabor also worked for the Bears from 2008-10 as their assistant special teams coach. He then worked for the Browns for seven seasons before returning to the Bears.

Tabor served as the Bears' interim coach in late October when Nagy tested positive for COVID-19, overseeing a 33-22 loss to the 49ers at Soldier Field.

With the Bears hiring new coach Matt Eberflus on Thursday, there's expected to be considerable turnover on Nagy's existing staff.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.