Bears interview Marrone, Austin

Former Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone interviewed for the Chicago Bears' job as did Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin.

The team confirmed the interviews Tuesday.

Marrone exercised an opt-out clause in his contract two weeks ago after leading Buffalo to its best finish in a decade, leaving some players stunned and unhappy with him. The Bills went 9-7 for their first winning season since 2004 but extended the NFL's longest active postseason drought to 15 seasons.

They went 15-17 in two seasons under Marrone.

A former NFL offensive lineman, Marrone was the Saints' offensive coordinator from 2006-08 and worked with new Bears general manager Ryan Pace.

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