The Bears on Wednesday promoted Pat Meyer to offensive line coach, taking that title from offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer.

Meyer was the Bears' assistant offensive line coach last season, his first in the NFL. He worked closely with Kromer and was heavily involved in divising and coaching pass-protection schemes.

"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," Bears coach Marc Trestman said in a statement.