Bears hire Adam Gase as offensive coordinator

Adam Gase is following head coach John Fox from Denver to the Chicago Bears, where he will become the team's offensive coordinator, the same job Gase held with the Broncos.

In addition, the Bears have hired Ed Donatell as the team's defensive backs coach, replacing Jon Hoke, who was released Wednesday.

The Bears interviewed Gase for head coach. He also had head-coaching interviews with the San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons.

Gase comes to Chicago after six years in Denver. The last two was as offensive coordinator, during which the Broncos led the NFL in scoring offense, total offense and passing offense.

Gase joined the Broncos as the wide receivers coach in 2009.

Donatell is a 36-year coaching veteran, including 24 in the NFL. He spent the last four seasons as the secondary coach for the 49ers.

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