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Groh hired away from Bears to put a spark in Rams' passing game

Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Bears wide receivers coach Mike Groh along the sidelines during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Bears wide receivers coach Mike Groh along the sidelines during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams named Michael Groh as their wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator on Monday.

Groh spent the past three seasons as the wide receivers coach of the Chicago Bears, which had a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in 2013 in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, who also eclipsed 1,000 yards in 2014.

Groh will have his work cut out for him trying to rejuvenate a Rams' passing attack that ranked last in the league in 2015 with an average of 175.3 yards per game. Los Angeles also averaged a league-worst 297.6 total yards.

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"I'm very excited to have Coach Groh join our staff," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "He's a talented, young coach that has proven himself on the college level as well as in the NFL. We're looking forward to what he will bring to our offense."

Los Angeles is expected to target a wide receiver in the NFL draft. Kenny Britt had a team-high 681 yards receiving while Tavon Austin paced the Rams with 52 catches.

Groh will replace Ray Sherman, who was dismissed earlier this month. The son of former New York Jets coach Al Groh, he spent two seasons on Nick Saban's staff at Alabama prior to joining the Bears.