Bears assistant Dave Ragone hired as Falcons' offensive coordinator

Ragone had been with the Bears since 2016, most recently as their passing game coordinator.
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By 670 The Score

(670 The Score) Bears passing game coordinator Dave Ragone has been hired as the Falcons' new offensive coordinator, leaving another void on coach Matt Nagy's staff.

Ragone, 41, had been with the Bears since 2016, spending four years as quarterbacks coach before being moved into the new role of passing game coordinator this past season.

A standout quarterback at Louisville, Ragone got his start coaching in the NFL with the Titans from 2011-'13. While there, he overlapped with Arthur Smith, the Falcons' new head coach who hired Ragone in Atlanta.

The Bears are also expected to lose running backs coach Charles London to the Falcons, NFL Media reported. London, 46, would be hired as Atlanta's new quarterbacks coach. He has been with the Bears since 2018, his second stint in Chicago.

Nagy now has a number of voids to fill on his coaching staff, including at defensive coordinator. The Bears are also expected to lose defensive line coach Jay Rodgers to the Chargers' coaching staff.

The Bears retained Nagy for a fourth year after finishing 8-8 for a second consecutive season. Chicago lost to New Orleans in the wild-card round on Jan. 10.

The uncertainty surrounding Nagy's future beyond 2021 is considered a deterrent in attracting new coaches to the Bears' staff.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.