Eddie George, Randy Shannon join Bears as part of Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship

The Chicago Bears have announced that Eddie George and Randy Shannon will be joining their coaching staff this summer as part of the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship.

George and Shannon will work with the coaching staff during Organized Team Activities (OTAs), which kicks off May 22. George will join the staff on May 15 for two weeks.

“We are very excited to welcome these two highly talented coaches in Eddie and Randy. Allowing them to join our staff during our OTAs enables us to offer this unique opportunity to current college coaches during their offseason,” said head coach Matt Eberflus, via ChicagoBears.com. “We are confident that these coaches will be great assets to our team during their time here, and we are looking forward to learning from them as well.”

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George, a former NFL running back for nine years, currently serves as the head coach at Tennessee State University.

Shannon, who boasts 31 years of coaching experience, currently serves as co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach at Florida State.

The Bears will also host six additional fellows during veteran minicamp (June 13-15) and training camp (late July). Those hires will be announced in June, per the team’s official site.

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Story originally appeared on Bears Wire