*New Orleans running back
*Bears tackle Jermon Bushrod was a fourth round draft pick of the Saints in 2007 and played for the club for six seasons, where he was selected to two Pro Bowls.
*Saints outside linebacker
*New Orleans tackle
*Bears running back Matt Forte prepped at Slidell HS and starred at Tulane from 2004-07.
*Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman was a four year starter at Louisiana-Lafayette.
*Bears running back Michael Ford prepped at Leesville HS before playing college ball at LSU.
*Chicago tackle Jordan Mills prepped at Assumption HS (Napoleonville) before attending Louisiana Tech.
*Saints tight end
*New Orleans nose tackle
*New Orleans cornerback
*Saints inside linebacker
*New Orleans outside linebacker
*New Orleans Head Coach Sean Payton is a Naperville, Illinois native and played QB at Naperville Central HS. He earned a communications degree from Eastern Illinois, posting 10,665 passing yards as a three-time AP All-American. Payton played in the Arena Football League with the Chicago Bruisers and briefly with the Bears in 1987. He was inducted into the Eastern Illinois Hall of Fame and has his number retired. He also tutored quarterbacks for a year at the University of Illinois Payton has a sister and niece who live in Skokie.
*New Orleans Special teams coordinator Greg McMahon is an Eastern Illinois graduate who served on the coaching staff in Charleston for one year and later spent 13 years on the staff at the University of Illinois working with special teams, tight ends, and wide receivers.
*Chicago Head Coach Marc Trestman assisted Payton in training camp in 2007.
*Bears Offensive Coordinator Aaron Kromer spent the past five seasons with the Saints, serving as the running backs coach (2008) and offensive line/running game coach (2009-12).
*Chicago Defensive Coordinator Mel Tucker served as the defensive backs coach at LSU in 2000.
*Bears Defensive Quality Control Coach Chris Harris starred at the University of Louisiana-Monroe where he ranked fourth in career tackles and third in career interceptions.