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Ex-Bears assistant Peete to take over as Rams running backs coach

Dec 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back coach Skip Peete against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. The Lions defeated the Bears 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back coach Skip Peete against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. The Lions defeated the Bears 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Skip Peete is the new running backs coach of the Los Angeles Rams.

Peete, a longtime running backs coach who spent two seasons with the Chicago Bears in 2013-14, will guide a unit that features standout Todd Gurley. Nick Meeker of Coaches Inc., which represents Peete, confirmed to FOX Sports via phone on Friday that it's a "done deal."

The Rams on Monday named former Bears quarterbacks coach Michael Groh as their offensive coordinator. Groh had been with Chicago for the past three seasons.

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Pete, the brother of former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, has 17 seasons of experience as a running backs coach in the pro ranks, including lengthy stints with the Dallas Cowboys (2007-12) and Oakland Raiders (1998-2006).

He inherits a running back corps headed by Gurley, who finished third in the league in rushing with 1,106 yards and scored 10 touchdowns during his rookie season.