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Ben Wilkerson joins Bears' coaching staff

The Chicago Bears reached agreement Wednesday with Ben Wilkerson to become the assistant offensive line coach, the club announced.

In other coaching moves, the club officially announced that former Bears safety Chris Harris, who served the last two seasons as defensive quality control coach, won’t return to the staff in 2015, along with former offensive line coach Pat Meyer.

Wilkerson joins the Bears with four years of coaching experience at the college and high school levels, but he played three seasons in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals (2006) and Atlanta Falcons (2007-08).

Wilkerson spent 2014 as a physical education teacher and assistant football and track coach at North Shore Senior High School in Houston. Before that, Wilkerson worked two seasons as offensive line coach at Grambling State University (2012-13).

Wilkerson kicked off his coaching career at LSU, where he started 41 games at center from 2001-04, as an offensive graduate assistant in 2010 before spending the next season as an offensive administrative intern.