Special teams coach Dave Toub will not return to the Bears under the team’s new head coach.
An NFL source told Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday morning that Toub, one of 13 known candidates to interview for the head-coaching position, is definitely leaving the organization after nine seasons. He was one of four special teams coaches the Bears considered for the job.
Toub is expected to join Andy Reid’s staff with the Kansas City Chiefs, but no announcement has been made and Toub could not be reached for comment. Toub’s contract with the Bears ran through 2013 but general manager Phil Emery granted him permission to interview with the Chiefs and Carolina Panthers. It is believed Emery did so because Toub didn’t want to be in a difficult position working for a head coach he competed against for the job.