Bears' Ryan Poles, Matt Eberflus begin work on front office, coaching staffs


(670 The Score) New Bears general manager Ryan Poles and new coach Matt Eberflus have begun working to build their respective staffs.

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Poles was scheduled to interview Eagles director of player personnel Ian Cunningham on Friday for the position of Bears assistant general manager, Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reported. That could potentially make Cunningham second-in-command to Poles, who was hired by the Bears on Tuesday.

Cunningham has worked for 14 years in the NFL -- nine with the Ravens (2008-'16) and the last five with the Eagles (2017-'21).

Officially hired by the Bears on Thursday, Eberflus has already identified potential additions to his coaching staff. Colts linebackers coach Dave Borgonzi is expected to join the Bears’ new coaching staff in some capacity, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported. It’s unclear what his role would be.

Eberflus has also targeted Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia as an option for special teams coordinator should he not be retained in Las Vegas, the Chicago Tribune reported. The Bears have an opening for that role after Chris Tabor landed with the Panthers as their special teams coordinator.

It’s unclear whom Eberflus will select as the Bears’ offensive coordinator, but Eagles passing game coordinator Kevin Patullo is considered an option, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported. The Bears also have interest in Texans quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton and Packers quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator Luke Getsy, according to reports.

The Bears will officially introduce Poles and Eberflus on Monday at Halas Hall.