A second NFL team in as many weeks has reached out to the Commanders for permission to interview defensive backs coach Chris Harris.
Per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the Chicago Bears are seeking an opportunity to reunite with Harris.
Harris, 40, began his coaching career with the Bears as a defensive quality control coach (2013-14) under then-Bears D-coordinator Mel Tucker. He made his way to the Chargers as an assistant defensive backs coach from 2016 to 2019 before arriving in Washington as the lead DBs coach in 2020.
Harris enjoyed an eight-year NFL playing career after being drafted by Chicago in the sixth round in 2005. He played defensive back for the Bears, Panthers, Lions and Jaguars.
Last week the Tennessee Titans put in a request to speak with Harris and, apparently, permission was granted, per Chicago beat reporter Brad Biggs.
The Commanders have had some turnover on Rivera's coaching staff since finishing the 2022 season 8-8-1, most notably with Rivera firing offensive coordinator Scott Turner after three seasons. They continue their search for Turner's replacement, with interviews scheduled with Miami's Eric Studesville and Thomas Brown of the LA Rams.
They've also interviewed Atlanta quarterbacks coach Charles London, Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, and in-house candidate Ken Zampese.