The Bears reportedly are one of six teams to be denied a request to interview Browns special teams coach Chris Tabor, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter -- an indication the Bears are anticipating losing special teams coordinator Dave Toub.
Tabor was Toub's assistant with the Bears from 2008-10 before getting the coordinator's job with the Browns. In his two seasons, the Browns finished 10th and third in special teams rankings compiled by footballoutsiders.com. The Browns recently hired Rob Chudzinski as their head coach, so it's clear that Tabor will be retained by the Browns.
Toub has interviewed for the Bears' head coaching job. But he also reportedly has interviewed for special teams coordinators jobs with the Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers.