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5-11, 4th in NFC North

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"When we had a chance to play them on Christmas Eve, I was extremely nervous about the kid, employee No. 29 there. I think he's a dynamic player. I even stated it, I kind of put him in the, it's a big statement, but like a young Darren Sproles because he's not a real big guy, but he's built well in his lower half. He has some human joystick qualities to him where he can start and stop and make you miss. It happened when we punted to him one time, our gunner was right there and he took a chance. The other thing that you like about a good returner is he was a risk taker, and you want to have risk-takers. I think if we go back in history and you look at Devin Hester, he was a risk-taker." -- New Bears special teams coordinator on Tarik Cohen.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"People have a picture in their mind of what they want, what they're looking for, and you know, obviously I haven't met that criteria to those people who are looking. And I don't take it personal. I don't think I'm any less deserving or less qualified. I know I do a hell of a job, but I don't take it personal. And even when Ryan Pace came in and asked me to interview for the [Bears head coaching] job, I said, fine if you want me to, but I wouldn't want it to be held against whoever you hire that I interviewed for the job and that may make them uncomfortable. So I made sure of that." -- Bears DC Vic Fangio on being passed over again for a head coaching job.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

New Bears special teams coach Chris Tabor on the Bears' very fluid place-kicking situation: "You know what you're getting into."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears DC Vic Fangio: "No, I'm not surprised I'm back. I always knew this could be an option [to return]."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who just signed a new three-year deal, says he expects to keep most of his defensive assistants.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

New Bears offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich was brought to Chicago, partly, to help develop second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears head coach Matt Nagy introduces his three new coordinators to the media on Thursday.

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Re-grading every NFL team's 2017 offseason

Few paid much attention last March when the Minnesota Vikings signed Case Keenum to a one-year contract for $2 million -- but that move became one of the most pivotal of the 2017 season. Here's how every team's offseason acquisitions look now.

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UConn hires Chicago Bears' John Dunn as OC

UConn has reached to the NFL to hire a new offensive coordinator -- John Dunn, a former Chicago Bears assistant coach. Dunn replaces Rhett Lashlee.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

New Bears running backs coach Charles London coached the last four years in Houston under Texans head coach Bill O'Brien, who brought London to Houston with him from Penn State (2012-13). London spent three seasons with the Bears on Lovie Smith's staff from 2007-09 as Chicago's offensive quality control coach and assistant wide receivers coach.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Tabor spent the last seven seasons with the Cleveland Browns as their special teams coordinator. Dave Toub's former understudy, Tabor served as the Bears assistant special teams coach from 2008-10 before taking the Browns job. Under Tabor, Cleveland's special teams ranked sixth in kickoff return against average, seventh in the NFL in punt return average and ninth in total kick return yards since 2011.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears officially announce the hiring of Mark Helfrich as offensive coordinator, Chris Tabor as special teams coach and Charles London as running backs coach. The Bears still want to keep defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, but no word if a deal has been reached yet.

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Bears tap Helfrich to be OC (1:43)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Bears have hired former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich to be their offensive coordinator, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. New Bears head coach Matt Nagy said on Monday that he will be calling his own plays in Chicago, but the addition of Helfrich, who went 37-16 as head coach of the Ducks, should help the development of Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

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Bears hire Helfrich as offensive coordinator

Mark Helfrich, who went 37-16 as head coach of the Oregon Ducks before he was fired after the 2016 season, will be Matt Nagy's offensive coordinator with the Bears, a source told ESPN.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Bears hired veteran offensive line coach Harry Hiestand, the team announced on Wednesday. Hiestand, who coached the Bears offensive line from 2005-09, spent the last six seasons at the University of Notre Dame.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Harry Hiestand is returning to the NFL to coach the Chicago Bears' offensive line, according to multiple reports. Hiestand was on the coaching staff the last time the Bears went to the Super Bowl. He coached for the last six years at Notre Dame, where his offensive line produced to All-Americans and won the Joe Moore Award this past fall.

Team Stats

Passing Yards175.732nd
Rushing Yards111.816th
Points For16.529th
Points Against20.09th