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Friday, February 5, 2010
Bears name Marinelli DC

By JEFF DICKERSON

The Chicago Bears promoted Rod Marinelli to defensive coordinator, the team announced Friday.

The team also hired Eric Washington as defensive line coach, Shane Day as quarterbacks coach, Andrew Hayes-Stoker as offensive quality control and Mikal Smith as defensive quality control.

Marinelli, who remains an assistant head coach, was in charge of the defensive line last season. The Bears' defensive front tied for ninth in the NFL with 24 sacks this season.

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