The Chicago Bears fired operating backs coach David Walker on Wednesday, leaving coach Matt Eberflus with two assistants after defensive coordinator Alan Williams resigned in September.
Walker was in his second season with the Bears. He was employed after Eberflus changed Matt Nagy following the 2021 season.
“As a head coach, we’re constructing a program,” Eberflus mentioned. “We have now requirements that we now have to satisfy as a employees and group, each on and off the sphere. And people requirements weren’t met.”
The Bears led the NFL final season with a franchise-record 3,014 yards behind quarterback Justin Fields (1,143 yards) and operating backs David Montgomery (801) and Khalil Herbert (731). They’re sixth within the league this season, despite the fact that Montgomery signed with Detroit in March and Herbert and rookie Roschon Johnson have handled accidents.
Assistant quarterbacks and broad receivers coach Omar Younger takes over as operating backs coach.
Reporting by Related Press.
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