The Chicago Bears denied the Tennessee Titans permission to interview offensive line coach Mike Tice for their offensive coordinator opening, according to the Chicago Tribune.
New Titans coach Mike Munchak fired offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger last week. But NFL teams don't have to grant permission for their assistants to interview with another team unless it's for a head-coaching job.
Tice has been instrumental in the rebuilding of the Bears' young offensive line. It's unknown if the Bears will offer Tice, who has one year remaining on his contract, a new deal or potentially an additional title for blocking an ability to interview for a coordinator position.
The Bears would also face a difficult time replacing Tice at this last stage in the process with most of the available coveted coaches already landing jobs elsewhere.
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