Tabor hired as Carolina's special teams coordinator

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Jan. 28—The Carolina Panthers have hired Chris Tabor from the Chicago Bears to be their new special teams coordinator.

The former Benton and Benedictine College quarterback, who recently went into the Raven Athletics Hall of Fame, has 14 years of NFL experience. He began with the Bears back in 2008 until 2010 as an assistant special teams coach. He rejoined the staff when Nagy was hired in 2018. He was the special teams coordinator in Cleveland between those stints.

Tabor replaces Chase Blackburn, who was fired after Carolina finished 5-12 this season.

Chicago ranked in the top 10 in special teams rankings the last two seasons. The Panthers ranked 28th.

Tabor also served one game as acting head coach due to COVID-19 protocols in Chicago.

The Bears recently hired a new general manager in Ryan Poles and new head coach in Matt Eberflus.

Brandon Zenner can be reached at brandon.zenner@newspressnow.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NPNowZenner.

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