Mike Singletary hopes the Chicago Bears "got the right guy" in new coach Marc Trestman, and the former 49ers coach addressed whether his interview was a "token" exercise because of wishes from someone in the McCaskey family.
In his first public comments since his interview with the Bears, Singletary said general manager Phil Emery was the only member of the Bears organization involved in his session that lasted "5½ to six hours."
The two men met in Green Bay, Wis., likely around Jan. 10 when the Bears are believed to have interviewed Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements.
"I would just say that Phil Emery was really a class guy," said Singletary, who has been Minnesota's linebackers coach/special assistant to head coach Leslie Frazier since 2011. "I was impressed, and I thought he came across as a gentleman. Obviously not the outcome that I wanted, but I was thankful to be in the process."
Speculation swirled the interview was merely a patronizing exercise for one of the franchise's Pro Football Hall of Fame players the McCaskey family holds in high regard.
"You're really never going to know if it was a token interview," Singletary said. "I hope they got the right guy."
The Bears selected Trestman on Jan. 16.
No African-American was hired to fill an NFL head coaching vacancy this year.
"I think (the Rooney Rule) has been working fairly well," Singletary said. "This year I really don't know what happened."
Titans: Former New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has met with Tennessee and is on the verge of becoming assistant coach on Mike Munchak's staff, league sources told ESPN.com. Before Williams can finalize a contract with the Titans, he first must be reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell -- a move that could come as early as this week. Williams worked in Tennessee from 1997-2000. Also, ex-Titans coach Jeff Fisher endorsed Williams to his former employer. Fisher hired Williams to lead St. Louis' defense this season, but Williams' suspension for his role in the Saints' bounty scandal lasted the entirety of the 2012-13 season. Williams was not retained by the Rams at season's end.
Ravens: Baltimore will take Sunday off before heading for New Orleans on Monday in anticipation of its Super Bowl matchup Feb. 3 against the 49ers. "We've had a great week. We had an excellent practice," coach John Harbaugh said after Saturday's closed two-hour session.
Pro Bowl: Adrian Peterson signed and tossed miniature footballs into the Aloha Stadium stands. Arian Foster played Peyton Manning's bodyguard for stadium cameras. The players practiced a little, too, a day before the all-star game that will likely be used to determine its own future. Competition -- or at least the appearance of it -- is what the NFL is looking for Sunday. Goodell has said the game will stop if play doesn't improve.
Senior Bowl: Florida State's EJ Manuel passed for a touchdown and rushed for another on the South's first two drives in a 21-16 victory over the North in Mobile, Ala. Manuel and running backs Stepfan Taylor and Mike James combined to put the game for senior NFL prospects away on the South's final drive. Stanford's Taylor carried five times for 32 yards and caught a 6-yard pass from Manuel. Manuel converted a fourth-and-1 play on a sneak to set up a 5-yard TD run for Miami's James with 2:41 left. Taylor finished with nine carries for 53 yards. The North team was coached by Dennis Allen and the Raiders staff.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.