>>Bears Hire Offensive Line Coach
The Chicago Bears have hired Harry Hiestand for a second stint as their offensive line coach.
With the Bears announcing the move Wednesday, Hiestand becomes the first assistant to join new coach Matt Nagy's staff.
Hiestand was Chicago's offensive line coach under Lovie Smith from 2005-09. With six-time Pro Bowl center Olin Kreutz leading the line, Hiestand oversaw a group that helped the Bears reach a Super Bowl.
He spent the past six seasons coaching Notre Dame's offensive line. The Fighting Irish averaged 190 yards rushing during that time.
Hiestand has 36 years of coaching experience.
Nagy spent 10 seasons working under Andy Reid in Philadelphia and Kansas City. He was the Chiefs' sole offensive coordinator this season.
>>Browns Adding Packers Executives To Front Office
The Cleveland Browns' roster still needs major work. Their front office is starting to shape up.
New general manager John Dorsey tapped into his NFL connections to improve the winless Browns, adding former Green Bay executives Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith on Wednesday in the club's first major moves in a significant offseason.
Dorsey played linebacker for the Packers and spent time working in the club's front office with Wolf and Highsmith, two highly regarded talent evaluators with solid reputations.
The 35-year-old Wolf, who is considered a rising star in the league, will serve as Dorsey's assistant while Highsmith, a former NFL running back, is the Browns' vice president of player personnel.
Wolf spent 14 seasons with the Packers, working as the club's director of football operations for the past two. He recently interviewed for the Green Bay GM job that went to Brian Gutekunst and Wolf was reportedly offered a spot to work in Oakland with Raiders' GM Reggie McKenzie. Dorsey, McKenzie and Wolf all worked together in Green Bay.
Highsmith spent 19 years in Green Bay's scouting department. After starring at Miami, Highsmith was the No. 3 overall pick in the 1987 draft by the Houston Oilers.