Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams resigns

Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams resigns

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Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams announced on Wednesday that he had resigned from the team.

Williams released the following statement via social media.

“It is with great regret that I tender my resignation as the Defensive Coordinator of the Chicago Bears Football Club effective immediately," the statement read.

"I am taking a step back to take care of my health and family. "I appreciate the opportunity to work with the Chicago Bears, a storied NFL franchise with a rich history. The McCasky family is first-class and second to none. I would also like to thank Coach Matt Eberflus and General Manager Ryan Poles for giving me the opportunity to come to Chicago. I would also like to thank President Kevin Warren, the coaches, and players of which I value the relationships and camaraderie.

"I value the NFL shield and all that it stands for, and after taking some time to address my health, I plan to come back and coach again.”

Williams has coached in the NFL since the 2001 season.

"Alan Williams submitted his resignation as the team's defensive coordinator this afternoon," the Bears confirmed the news in a statement.

It is likely that Bears head coach Matt Eberflus will call defensive plays this Sunday against the talented Kansas City Chiefs.

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