Bears hire Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 22: Head coach Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts looks on against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the third quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 22, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears announced the hiring of Chuck Pagano as their defensive coordinator, Friday evening.

The former Colts’ head coach replaces Vic Fangio, who left the Bears to take the head coaching gig with the Denver Broncos.

Pagano led the Horseshoes from 2012-17, compiling a 53-43 record. He went 3-3 in the playoffs, including helping the franchise to the AFC Championship game in the 2014 season.

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