Alan Williams is out as defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears.
“Alan Williams tendered his resignation as the team’s defensive coordinator this afternoon,” the Bears said in a statement issued Wednesday.
Obtained by USA TODAY Sports Williams’ resignation letter.
“It is with deep regret that I must resign from my position as defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears, effective immediately,” the statement read. “I’m taking a step back to take care of my health and my family.”
Williams, 53, has been away from the Bears since last week.
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a Bears spokesman He refuted rumors on social media that authorities had raided Halas Hall and said police had not visited the team in relation to Williams.
The Bears currently have the 29th-ranked defense in the NFL and have allowed the second-most points per game through Week 2.
Williams was hired as the Bears’ defensive coordinator in 2022. Prior to joining the Bears, Williams served as the defensive backs coach for the Indianapolis Colts (2018-2021) and Detroit Lions (2014-2017). He also had a stint as defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings (2012-2013).
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