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Bears coach Marc Trestman continues to pull staff from Canada

Marc Trestman speaks after being introduced as new head coach Chicago Bears Halas Hall Lake Forest Ill. Thursday January 17

Marc Trestman speaks after being introduced as the new head coach of the Chicago Bears at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill., on Thursday, January 17, 2013. | Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media

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The Bears are still in the process of filling out their coaching staff, and by doing so, new Bears coach Marc Trestman continues to look at Canada.

The Bears named Brendan Nugent and Carson Walch offensive quality control coaches. Both worked with Trestman with the Montreal Alouettes. Nugent spent 2012 in Montreal an assistant on special teams and an offensive quality control coach, while Walch was the Alouettes’ receivers coach.

Tim Tibesar, Purdue’s defensive coordinator/linebackers coach, was officially named the Bears’ linebackers coach. He was Trestman’s defensive coordinator in Montreal in 2011. He was Trestman’s linebackers coach for two years before that.

The Bears also signed safety Tom Nelson, an Arlington Heights native, to a reserve/future contract. He played at Illinois State. Nelson has played in 24 games with three starts over three seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals (2009-10) and Philadelphia Eagles (2011).



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