The promotion frees up more time for Aaron Kromer to focus on his offensive coordinator duties.

(CBS) The Bears have promoted Pat Meyer to offensive line coach, the team announced Wednesday evening. He had previously served as the assistant offensive line coach in 2013.

Offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer previously served as the lead offensive line coach but will relinquish those main duties while continuing to work with all of the offense.

The Bears allowed 30 sacks in 2013, tied for the fourth-fewest in the NFL, with an offensive line that included two rookies in Kyle Long and Jordan Mills.

“Pat came in with an understanding of the offense and quickly assimilated himself with the players,” Bears coach Marc Trestman said. “He worked with Aaron, collectively, to not only teach the offensive linemen but to bring them together collectively and cohesively as a group.

“The move will allow Aaron to still be closely connected to the instruction and development of the offensive line while expanding his coordinator duties and free up time to help in the growth of all of our offensive players.”

The Bears also made official the news that Joe Kim, a martial arts coach, will work with the team, specifically on hand technique. His official title is assistant strength/skill development coach.

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