Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams informed the team on Wednesday morning that he has resigned as the team’s defensive coordinator.
Williams was not on the sidelines this past week for the Bears’ game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Bears head coach Matt Eberflus was asked about Williams’ status this morning while meeting with reporters and did not provide an update.
Williams did release the following statement in reference to his resignation.
"“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 McCaskey 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 player 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.”-Alan Williams"
The Bears also released a statement in regard to Williams’ resignation.
Dianna Russini of The Athletic also provided some more context in regard to Williams’ decision to resign as the Bears’ defensive coordinator.
The expectation is that Eberflus will be the defensive play-caller on Sunday when the Bears play the Kansas City Chiefs.