The Chicago Bears continue to lose coaches, as former wide receivers coach Mike Groh has been hired by the Los Angeles Rams. Groh will be L.A's receivers coach/passing game coordinator.
Groh was a holdover from the Marc Trestman era and coached Chicago's wideouts the past three seasons. Coach contracts are not made public but it's likely Groh's contract was up and he chose to move on. If the coach isn't under contract, NFL teams cannot block lateral moves to other franchises.
Groh is a big loss, arguably the biggest of the off-season. He coached two years at Alabama before taking the job with the Bears, where he was integral in the development of Pro Bowl receiver Alshon Jeffery.
Groh's experience and coaching acumen would have been very valuable to last year's first-round receiver Kevin White.
Groh is the fifth Bears coach to bolt this off-seaosn, following former offensive coordinator Adam Gase, offensive assistant Bo Hardegree, and strength and conditioning coach Jim Arthur, all of whom took positions with the Miami Dolphins, as well as assistant special teams coach Derrius Swinton, who joined the 49ers staff.