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Rick Dennison 'honored' Bears want to interview him

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Houston Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison is "honored" the Chicago Bears have requested and been given permission to interview him as they search for a new head coach.

However, Dennison told FOX 26 Sports there is no way he will allow the Bears' process to hamper his efforts to prepare for the upcoming playoff game against the New England Patriots.

"(General Manager) Rick (Smith) and (head coach) Gary (Kubiak) said something about an interview," Dennison said. "I haven't talked to (the Bears).

"I'm just going to work every day. I'm just interested in doing my job right now and if something happens it can't interfere with my work."

Dennison said if he does meet with Bears officials this week, it will not take place in Chicago.

"I'm definitely not going to go up there, that would be too disruptive" Dennison said. "There's no way."

Dennison interviewed with the Denver Broncos in 2011 when John Fox was ultimately hired.

On his watch running back Arian Foster led he NFL in rushing in 2010 and Andre Johnson had 1598 yards receiving in 2012, most in his ten-year career.

Dennison has been the Texans offensive coordinator since 2010.

He worked with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and receiver Brandon Marshall when he was with the Broncos.

"I know they're a great team," Dennison said. "We had our hands full playing them this year, that's all I can tell you.

"For somebody to ask about (me), it's an honor, but I don't want to consume too much time on that because I've got enough to do here."

Dennison would like to be a head coach in the NFL some day.

"That would be true," Dennison said. "Obviously, I've interviewed for a head coaching job. I'm not sitting around thinking about it.

"I'm honored to have the idea of somebody asking about you, but I'm really consumed with what we're doing."

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