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Chicago Bears hire John Fox; Ravens expect to lose Gary Kubiak to Broncos

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The Broncos parting with John Fox landed him with the Bears, while Denver could get Gary Kubiak from the Ravens.

The Chicago Bears announced Friday they hired John Fox as their next coach. After firing the offensive-minded Marc Trestman this offseason, the Bears are going with a more-defensive minded coach in Fox.

After being upset by the Colts in the Broncos divisional-round playoff game, Fox and Denver decided it was time to go in a different direction. Fox went 49-22 with the Broncos, including the playoffs, following a 78-74 record in nine years with Carolina, counting the postseason. He led both franchises to one Super Bowl.

As for Fox's previous team, it appears the Broncos have targeted their next head coach. Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak is set to interview with the team this weekend, and all indications are it's Kubiak's job to lose.

After Doug Marrone canceled his weekend interview with the Broncos, ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Ravens "expect" Kubiak to be named the Broncos' next head coach. Kubiak was the Texans coach for eight seasons, going 61-64 in regular-season games. The Texans went to the playoffs following the 2011 and 2012 seasons, but Kubiak was fired after Houston started 2-13 in 2013.

One of the Broncos' other top targets, Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, has removed himself from consideration for the job. The Broncos are also scheduled to meet with Cincinnati Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph on Friday.