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Bears add Cavanaugh, three others to coaching staff

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The Chicago Bears reached agreement with quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh, running backs coach Skip Peete, tight ends coach Andy Bischoff and assistant defensive line coach Michael Sinclair, the team announced Friday.

Cavanaugh returns to the Bears after working as their offensive coordinator in 1997 and 1998. The former NFL quarterback spent the past four seasons as quarterbacks coach with the New York Jets.

Prior to his stint with the Jets, Cavanaugh was offensive coordinator in college at Pitt and with the Baltimore Ravens.

Cavanaugh and Peete join the staff of new Bears head coach Marc Trestman, who was hired Wednesday to replace Lovie Smith. Trestman also has an extensive background working with quarterbacks.

Trestman's purge of Smith's remaining staff included former Bears quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates, who had worked with Jay Cutler since they were together in Denver.

Peete was the Dallas Cowboys' running backs coach from 2007 to 2012.

Bischoff spent the last five seasons with the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes as running backs coach under Trestman, including the last three doubling as special teams coordinator.
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