Mike Tice Joins the Bears Staff

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The Chicago Bears signed yet another former NFC North head coach to work on their football staff.

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice signed on as the team's offensive line coach. He joins Rod Marinelli, the former Detroit Lions head coach who head the Bears defensive line.

Tice, whose signing was announced Friday, spent the last four years in Jacksonville as the Jaguars assistant head coach. He oversaw tight ends the last three seasons.

Before arriving in Jacksonville, Tice spent 14 seasons with the Vikings as a player and coach. After playing tight end from 1992 to 1995, he worked as tight ends coach in 1996 and offensive line coach from 1997-2001, before being promoted to head coach.

Tice compiled a 33-34 record as Vikings head coach.

In Tice's first two seasons as a Jaguars assistant, the team's rushing attack gained 2,541 yards in 2006 and 2,391 yards in 2007.

The signing still leaves the Bears without an offensive or defensive coordinator. Neither Marinelli or Tice have experience as play callers.

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