In the Blood

Jim Harbaugh was hired Monday by the Oakland Raiders as an assistant offensive coach. Harbaugh's father, Jack, is head football coach at Western Kentucky University while his brother, John, is Philadelphia Eagles special teams coach.

Harbaugh played seven of his 15 seasons with Chicago. He also spent time with Indianapolis, Baltimore, San Diego and Carolina, passing for 26,288 yards and 129 touchdowns.

He holds Bears' career records for completions (1,023) and attempts (1,759) and ranks fifth on the team's all-time list with a 74.2 passer rating.

Harbaugh's career-high 3,121 passing yards in 1991 were the most by a Bears quarterback since Bill Wade had 3,172 in 1962.

The Bears' first-round pick out of Michigan in 1987, Harbaugh started 140 NFL games. He joined the Panthers midway through last season, but the team didn't invite him back for next season.

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