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According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Chicago Bears don’t plan offering head coach Lovie Smith a contract extension now that the they’re in the middle of a free fall as we get closer to the end of the regular season. At the midpoint of the season, with his team boasting a 7-1 record, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith seemed to be improving his odds of getting a contract extension. Since then, the team has gone 1-4 and talk of a new deal has dried up, placing the Bears on the list of teams that could be searching for a new coach in a matter of weeks. Smith, who signed a two-year extension in 2011, has one year remaining on his current deal and is seeking to avoid having to work through a lame-duck year. But his team’s current swoon has removed his leverage and placed a lame-duck year among the best-case scenarios. The Bears have shown no inclination to extend the deal, sources said, preferring to wait and see how the rest of the season unfolds. The fact that first-year gener...
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