The Chicago Bears will have a new defensive line coach when next season begins. On Thursday, the team announced the signing of Mike Phair to that position.

Phair has spent the last six seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and the last three on their coaching staff. Phair held the positions of defensive assistant (2010), assistant defensive line coach (2009) and assistant linebacker coach (2008) with Seattle after spending the previous three years as an area scout for the Seahawks (2005-07).

Prior to coming to Seattle, Phair spent three seasons in the college scouting department of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Phair has college coaching experience with Arizona State (graduate assistant/defense, 1999-2000) and Tiffin University (linebackers/special teams/recruiting, 2001).

A Chicago Bears press release contributed to this article.