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Vic Fangio to remain in Chicago as defensive coordinator

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NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Chicago Bears Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

New Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy has secured a huge commitment to his coaching staff. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has agreed to stick with the team on a three year contract, according to Adam Schefter.

Fangio’s contract expired after the season, opening the door for him to head anywhere else in the NFL. The Bears fired John Fox, and Fangio’s status was up in the air, with some rumors he might head up to Green Bay. Kyle Shanahan made a push for him last year before Gus Bradley and Robert Saleh, but Saleh proved himself capable this year.

The 49ers will host the Bears next season, and outside of injuries shaking things up, their improved 2017 defense should be able to get some more pieces to take another step forward. If Mitchell Trubisky can build on a not awful first season, this Bears team could actually be pretty decent. Nagy is certainly a question mark as a head coach, but retaining Fangio bodes well for him.