Bears Name Mark DeLeone Inside Linebackers Coach

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(670 The Score) The Bears have hired Mark DeLeone as their new inside linebackers coach, they announced Tuesday afternoon.

DeLeone served as the Chiefs' inside linebackers coach this past season, which was his sixth in Kansas City. He and Bears coach Matt Nagy worked together from 2013-'17, and DeLeone will now serve under new Chicago defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano.

DeLeone is a 2009 graduate of the University of Iowa. He worked at the University of New Hampshire, the University of Florida and Temple University before joining the Jets as a defensive assistant in 2012. He was a defensive quality control coach for the Chiefs in 2013 and 2014 before being promoted to assistant linebackers coach, a position he held from 2015-'17.

DeLeone replaces Glenn Pires, who wasn't retained.