After serving as the Chicago Bears wide receivers coach the past two seasons under Marc Trestman, Mike Groh will be retained for that role on new coach John Fox's staff.
Under Groh, Alshon Jeffery has blossomed into one of the best young wide outs in the game. The last two seasons Jeffery is fifth in the league in receiving yards (2,554), ninth in receptions (174), and is tied for ninth in receiving touchdowns (17).
Before Chicago, Groh was the receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Alabama for two seasons. Prior to that he has collegiate experience coaching quarterbacks and working as an offensive coordinator.
The new regime of the Bears also made a decision on 2014 undrafted free agent DeDe Lattimore, extending his contract through the 2016 season.
Lattimore (6'1, 237) played middle linebacker last year in Mel Tucker's scheme, but most of his playing time was spent on special teams (5 tackles). If new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio converts the D to a 3-4, Lattimore projects to inside linebacker.
At least one Bears player is happy with Lattimore sticking around.
DeDe lattimore is a badass glad he's with us— Kyle (@Ky1eLong) January 30, 2015
What are your thoughts on the Bears keeping Mike Groh and where do you see DeDe Lattimore fitting in with the new coaching staff?