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Bears hire two assistant coaches

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2012 file photo, New Orleans Saints acting head coach Aaron Kromer talks in the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Bears have hired Kromer as their offensive coordinator. The person spoke Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2012 on the condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

The Bears announced have hired Aaron Kromer as their new offensive coordinator and offensive line coach and Joe DeCamillis as assistant head coach and special teams coordinator.

Kromer served as the interim head coach of the New Orleans Saints for the first six games of the 2012 season while Joe Vitt served a six-game suspension for the bounty scandal.

Kromer spent five seasons with the Saints where he had a number of different roles. In 2008, he was the Saints running back coach. In 2009, he became the team's offensive line coach and running game coach. He held those jobs for four seasons, except for the six-game stint as head coach.

The Bears new offensive coordinator has also spent time in Tampa Bay, Oakland, Northwestern and Miami (Ohio).


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