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Rams hire former Bears wide receiver coach Mike Groh

The Bears coaching staff took another hit Monday. After losing former offensive coordinator Adam Gase earlier in the month, they will now need to find a new wide receivers coach.

Monday, the Rams hired away Mike Groh from the Bears staff. Groh spent the last three seasons with the Bears. He will now take the same job with the Rams, as well as becoming their passing game coordinator.

Groh is widely regarded as a strong coach. He was instrumental in the development of Alshon Jeffery and expected to do the same with Kevin White.

The Bears worked with mostly sub-par wide receivers throughout the season. With Jeffery, White and Eddie Royal injured for most of the year, Groh was left to coach up more inexperienced and less talented pass catchers.

Groh was originally hired by the Marc Trestman staff. He was one of the few coaches to be held over when John Fox took over as the head coach.

Former quarterback coach Dowell Loggains has already been named the team’s next offensive coordinator. There is not an immediate replacement ready for Groh.