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A (football) healing: Bears hire Jason Loscalzo as strength coach

Loscalzo is hired in tandem along with new athletic trainer Andre Tucker as Chicago seeks better health and injury prevention.

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A new coaching staff with Matt Nagy means a fresh vision under Matt Nagy from the ground up, not limited to the field. It means keeping players healthy and maintaining that health through the season, something the Bears have struggled with in recent years.

With that ideal in mind, the Bears have hired Jason Loscalzo as their new strength coach per Football Scoop. And working from the training room, they have also hired Andre Tucker as their new head athletic trainer, according to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs.

In the case of Loscalzo, he had spent the last six seasons at Washington State in the same position, being responsible in the development of all strength, development, and coordination of the football program from a conditioning perspective. He is of a modern mindset that focuses on core strength and efficiency, not high volume, as the Bears seek original ideas throughout the organization.

Meanwhile, Tucker has been in the NFL for 15 years and comes to the Bears from the Browns where he had served as Cleveland's head athletic trainer for the last eight years.

Tucker and Loscalzo will partly work in tandem to help more than remedy rampant injury issues the Bears have endured of late. Part of becoming relevant and a championship contender, means staying healthy and being prepared for the inevitable rigors of an NFL season. That all starts in the off-season and in the training room. The task now falls on this duo to make it happen.

Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for The Rock River Times, an editor for Windy City Gridiron, and is a contributor to The Athletic Chicago. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.