Originally posted on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 1/16/13

CHICAGO - OCTOBER 04: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears call defensive plays as his team takes on the Detroit Lions on October 4, 2009 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 48-24. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, former Bears head coach Lovie Smith is expected to sit out the 2013 season rather than take a job as a defensive coordinator. Smith interviewed for three head coaching positions in recent weeks, but lost out on all of them. There are still two jobs available, the Cardinals and the Jaguars, but Smith isn’t considered a strong candidate for either job at this point. Chicago still owes him $5 million because his contract was guaranteed for 2013 season, so Smith is expected to sit out next season with hopes of securing a job in 2014.   The post Lovie Smith Plans On Sitting Out The 2013 Season? appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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