Seahawks tight ends coach Mike DeBord interviewed with the Bears for a similar position on Tuesday, according to a source knowledgeable with the situation.
The Seahawks hired DeBord as an assistant offensive line coach before the 2008 season and moved him to tight ends before last season. Before arriving in Seattle, DeBord was a longtime Michigan assistant before serving as Central Michigan's head coach from 2000-03. He returned to Michigan in 2004 and spent two years as offensive coordinator and tight ends coach.
The source said recently hired Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice also sat in on the interview with head coach Lovie Smith.
DeBord has been credited with developing former Notre Dame tight end John Carlson, who caught 51 passes for 574 yards and seven touchdowns last season.