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Bears hiring Bill Lazor as their offensive coordinator

1/13/2020 5:48:56 PM
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The Chicago Bears are hiring former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor as their next OC, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports via Jeremy Bergman of This according to sources.

Lazor will replace ex-Bears offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, who was fired along with a slew of offensive assistants two days after the end of Chicago's 8-8 2019 campaign. 

Lazor, 47, spent the 2019 season out of professional football after he was fired from his post as Bengals OC after nearly two seasons; Rapoport reported he was a volunteer consultant at Penn State. Lazor took over for fired Bengals OC Ken Zampese near the start of the 2017 campaign and oversaw injury-riddled seasons in which Cincinnati failed to finished higher than 26th in yards per game and 17th in points per game.

This will be Lazor's third offensive coordinator gig in the NFL; he was the Miami Dolphins OC under Joe Philbin and Dan Campbell in 2014 and 2015.

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