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Chicago Bears fire Coach Lovie Smith; Buffalo fires Chan Gailey

Chicago Bears fire Coach Lovie Smith; Buffalo fires Chan Gailey
Lovie Smith is out as coach of the Bears.
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The Chicago Bears announced on Monday that they have fired Coach Lovie Smith.

And the Buffalo Bills have fired Coach Chan Gailey.

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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bears have sent out consent forms to teams requesting permission to interview head-coaching candidates.

The Bears were eliminated from playoff contention Sunday when Minnesota beat Green Bay.

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The Bills beat the Jets in their finale, 28-9, but finished last in the AFC East at 6-10. Buffalo has yet to announce whether it plans to keep General Manager Buddy Nix, whose acquisition of several high-priced defensive players did not achieve the team’s desired results.

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