The Chicago Bears simultaneous search for a new general manager and a new coach will continue today in Seattle when the team meets with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Tomorrow, Saturday January 3, the Bears will be in Denver for a meeting with Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase. Here are other Bear notes for the weekend ahead.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Bears are progressing through the early stages of their search process with Chairman George McCaskey, President Ted Phillips and newly hired consultant Ernie Accorsi.

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On the GM front, a league source confirmed Thursday that Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta, an initial target of the Bears, would be staying in Baltimore. DeCosta declined opportunities to interview for either the Bears or Jets GM openings.

The Bears interest in DeCosta surfaced earlier in the week. He was among a quintet that also included Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard, Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson, Saints director of player personnel Ryan Pace and Texans director of pro personnel Brian Gaine.

A New York Post report Thursday linked former Bills coach Doug Marrone to the Bears. Marrone opted out of his Bills contract Wednesday as that organization transitions through an ownership change. He is believed widely to be a front-runner to replace Rex Ryan with the Jets.

The Bears, it should be noted, began their searches Monday with an assertion they would act with urgency to fill both openings but with no hard-and-fast timetable.

With the trade and combine coming up, the Bears approach of now is better than later could be a good thing. Till then, Baseball is less than 2 months away.