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Bears hire Jay Rodgers as defensive line coach

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have hired Jay Rodgers as their defensive line coach.

Rodgers follows new Bears coach John Fox from Denver, where he spent the past six seasons on the staff. Rodgers oversaw the Broncos' defensive line the past three years. He worked with two Pro Bowl defensive ends in Elvis Dumervil and DeMarcus Ware during that time, and Denver led the NFL in rushing defense and was fourth with 134 sacks.

The Bears have a new general manager in Ryan Pace and coach in Fox after going 5-11 and missing the playoffs for the seventh time in eight years. Their defense ranked among the league's worst the past two seasons.

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Leaders
Pass Yds: J. Cutler3812
Pass TDs: J. Cutler28
Rush Yds: M. Forte1038
Rush TDs: M. Forte6
Rec Yds: A. Jeffery1133
Rec TDs: A. Jeffery10
Int: K. Fuller4
Sacks: W. Young10.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5233 (21)
Passing Yards: 4035 (14)
Rushing Yards: 1441 (27)
Points per game: 19.9 (23)
Yards per game: 327.1 (21)
Touchdowns: 38 (15)
Field Goals: 12 (32)
NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Green Bay 1240.750
x-Detroit 1150.688
Minnesota 790.438
Chicago 5110.313
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 6033 (30)
Passing Yards: 4458 (30)
Rushing Yards: 1803 (17)
Points per game: 27.6 (31)
Yards per game: 377.1 (30)
Touchdowns: 46 (30)
Field Goals: 33 (31)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/30 J. Merrell signed
12/29 C. Boffeli signed
12/29 J. Brown signed
12/29 R. Lawrence signed
12/29 J. Maxwell signed
12/29 J. Weaver signed
12/26 R. Garza re-signed One-year extension (through 2015)
12/23 A. Lane signed
12/23 W. Young Placed on IR Achilles
12/17 T. Boggs practice squad addition
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/28 J. Clausen concussion (Out)
12/28 C. Conte back (Out)
12/28 R. Gould right quadriceps (Out)
12/28 J. Allen ribs (Questionable)
12/28 A. Louis-Jean hamstring (Questionable)
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