Bears hire Meyer as assistant OL coach

The Chicago Bears named Pat Meyer their assistant offensive line coach, the team announced on Thursday.

Meyer was the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach of the Montreal Alouettes last season where he worked under new Bears head coach Marc Trestman.

Prior to making the move to the CFL, Meyer spent time in the college ranks with Colorado State (2008-11), Florida State (2007), North Carolina State (2000-06) and Memphis (1999-2000).

Meyer played collegiately at Colorado State in the early 1990s where he was an all-WAC selection three straight years. He played professionally with the Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Stampede of the Arena Football League.

Meyer and Bears offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Aaron Kromer will be charged with the task of improving an offensive line that struggled to protect quarterback Jay Cutler much of last season.