Biggs: Tabor could be candidate for special teams job

Nearly two weeks from the end of the regular season, more openings are being created for special teams coaches and one name that could pop up soon is Chris Tabor, the special teams assistant for the Chicago Bears.

There are at least five openings currently in Buffalo, Carolina, Detroit, Pittsburgh and San Francisco, and Tampa Bay’s Rich Bisaccia was expected to leave the Bucs for Lane Kiffin’s staff at Tennessee. His status is unknown at this point. Washington looks like it will retain Danny Smith and Pete Carroll is still building his staff in Seattle.

The top name was taken off the market Thursday when the Philadelphia Eagles plucked Bobby April. Tabor has worked under Dave Toub for two seasons with the Bears, who remain one of the most consistent units in the league even if they haven’t had the fireworks in the return game they once enjoyed with Devin Hester.

Toub’s last assistant, Kevin O’Dea, got a top job with the New York Jets until veteran Mike Westhoff returned from a medical absence. As successful as the Bears have been, a team could identify the system and choose Tabor to come in and implement it.

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