Report: Fewell will pick between Bears, Giants soon

One NFC team could have a new defensive coordinator in place by the end of the week.

Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune reported that Perry Fewell, who is being courted by the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, will likely pick a team in the next few days.

Fewell has ties to both places. He worked for Tom Coughlin as the defensive backs coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars. When he left there, he went to St. Louis to work in the same capacity under Lovie Smith, and then he eventually spent one year doing the same thing for the Bears before becoming the defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills.

Fewell is believed to be the top choice of the Bears and Giants, and Pompei reports that he doesn’t believe he will be in the mix for the head coaching job with the Bills that he has already had an interview for in Buffalo.

Some potential secondary candidates have been mentioned for the Giants even after Romeo Crennel went to Kansas City and Jim Haslett landed in Washington. They include Bob Sutton, Dick Jauron, Pepper Johnson and Kirk Olivadotti, among others. There are no known fallback plans for the Bears, who are seeking their third coordinator in as many seasons. The trick is they are asking someone to come in and work with both former coordinators—Smith and linebackers coach Bob Babich.

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