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Vikes assistants Singletary, Priefer on Bears list

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Hall of Famer and former Chicago Bear linebacker Mike Singletary will reportedly interview for the Bears head coaching job.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier confirmed Tuesday that the Bears made the request.

Singletary is currently a special assistant with the Vikings. He was previously the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

After an unsuccessful stint in San Francisco, Singletary was hired by his former Bears teammate Frazier to be a linebackers coach and a special assistant. He's been with the Vikings for two years.

Minnesota assistant Mike Priefer will also interview for the Chicago head coaching vacancy.

Priefer has completed two seasons as special teams coordinator, helping steer the organization's decision to cut veteran kicker Ryan Longwell and draft Blair Walsh, who made the Pro Bowl as a rookie this year.

Singletary is one of the biggest names in Chicago Bears history. Drafted by the Bears in the 2nd round of the 1981 NFL Draft, Singletary was a member of the 1985 team that won Super Bowl XX. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.

There are at least 10 other coaches reported to be under consideration to replace Lovie Smith who was fired last month after nine seasons as head coach of the Bears.

Bears General Manager Phil Emery is in the process of interviewing candidates and reportedly plans to make a decision on a head coach soon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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