Martz out as Bears’ offensive coordinator

Mike Martz is out after two seasons as the offensive coordinator

of the Chicago Bears.

The team has confirmed on Tuesday that Martz will not be back.

Hours earlier, general manager Jerry Angelo was fired.

The changes come after the Bears finished 8-8 following a

collapse marked by season-ending injuries to quarterback Jay Cutler

and running back Matt Forte, along with the arrest of backup

receiver Sam Hurd on federal drug charges.

Chicago dropped five in a row following a 7-3 start before

closing out the season with a win at Minnesota.

Martz had an expiring contract, and speculation that he might be

on his way out mounted as the losses piled up. Quarterbacks coach

Shane Day will not be back, either.