Bears Defensive Coordinator Alan Williams Resigns

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Bears D.C. Resigns

9/20/2023 1:34 PM PT

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams is no longer with the team — the coach resigned from his position on Wednesday.

Confirmed details surrounding Williams’ status remain unclear at the time of this post.

Williams — who did not travel with the Bears for their matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the weekend — released a statement regarding his resignation … saying, “It is with great regret that I tender my resignation as the Defensive Coordinator of the Chicago Bears Football Club effective immediately.”

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“I am taking a step back to take care of my health and my family. I appreciate the opportunity to work with the Chicago Bears, a storied NFL franchise with a rich history. The McCaskey family is first-class and second to none. I would also like to thank Coach Matt Eberflus and General Manager Ryan Poles for giving me the opportunity to come to Chicago. I would also like to thank President Kevin Warren, the coaches and players of which I value the relationships and camaraderie.”

Williams continued … “I value the NFL shield and all that it stands for and after taking some time to address my health, I plan to come back and coach again.”

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Eberflus declined to expand on Williams’ situation with reporters … saying he had no update at the time.