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Chiefs’ Dave Toub has history with Bears

Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub (left) spoke with kicker Cairo Santos (5) during warmups before last season’s game against the Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium.
Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub (left) spoke with kicker Cairo Santos (5) during warmups before last season’s game against the Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium. File photo

Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub made his bones in Chicago from 2004 to 2012 as a valued member of head coach Lovie Smith's coaching staff.

But after Smith was fired following the 2012 season, Toub joined Chiefs coach Andy Reid's staff before 2013. Sunday's game against the Bears will mark the first time Toub has faced his old team.

“This is the first time, and I’m kind of looking forward to seeing those guys,” Toub said. “You know, the crazy thing is, is that there are only five players on the team that were there when I was there. That’s how much turnover they’ve had over the last three years, so it’s kind of interesting.”

There was some thought that Toub and director of football operations Chris Ballard — who spent 11 years with the Bears — could re-join that organization last offseason when coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery were relieved of their duties last December.

But the Bears hired John Fox as coach and Ryan Pace as general manager, and Ballard and Toub remained with the Chiefs, who will try to send the Bears, 1-3, to their fourth loss in five games this weekend.

“Just seeing some of the front office people, people that travel, it will be good to see those people,” Toub said.

Terez A. Paylor: 816-234-4489, @TerezPaylor. Tap here to download the new Red Zone Extra app for iOS and Android devices.

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