Tom Clements, right, is in his first season as the Green Bay Packers' offensive coordinator. He was quarterbacks coach from 2006 to 2011. File/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements said the Chicago Bears have requested and received permission to interview him for their vacant head-coaching job.
Clements didn't say when the interview will take place.
Teams in the wild-card round of the playoffs don't have to allow their assistant coaches to interview for head-coaching positions until after their season is finished, though if they advance they can allow them to interview during the week of the divisional round of the playoffs, or, if they get that far, during the bye week before the Super Bowl. ...