Alan Williams has resigned as defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears.
“Alan Williams submitted his resignation as the team’s defensive coordinator this afternoon,” the Bears said in a statement Wednesday.
Got USA TODAY Sports Williams’ resignation letter.
“It is with great regret that I offer to resign as defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears, effective immediately,” the statement said. “I’m taking a step back to protect my health and my family.”
Williams, 53, has been away from the Bears since last week.
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a Bears spokesperson Refuting social media rumors that authorities had searched Halas Hall, police said they had not visited the team in connection with Williams.
The Bears currently boast the 29th ranked defense in the NFL, allowing the second-most points per game through Week 2.
Williams was hired as the Bears’ defensive coordinator in 2022. Prior to joining the Bears, he was the defensive backs coach for the Indianapolis Colts (2018-2021) and Detroit Lions (2014-2017). He also served as the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings (2012-2013).
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