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Bears to interview Alex Van Pelt for passing game coordinator vacancy

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The Bears will interview former NFL quarterback Alex Van Pelt for its quarterbacks coach/ passing game coordinator opening, according to a league source.

But Van Pelt has other suitors, according to NFL Network. The St. Louis Rams, the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers have also inquired about him.

Van Pelt was a star at the University of Pittsburgh, where he broke several of Dan Marino's records. But, he mostly served as a backup during his NFL career, throwing 16 touchdowns against 24 interceptions.

In 2001, he started eight games for the Miami Dolphins, but he went just 2-6.

Van Pelt started his coaching career as a volunteer at the University of Buffalo in 2005. But he got his first NFL job in 2006, when he was the offensive quality control coach for the Bills.

He finished the 2009 season as the Bills offensive coordinator, after Turk Schonert was fired in September.

Van Pelt served as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach the last two seasons.

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