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Updated: February 11, 2004, 12:10 PM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | ESPN Insider
Chicago Bears: The club hired a new defensive line coach Tuesday. Karl Dunbar, who was a reserve defensive tackle for five NFL seasons, was named to the position according to the Chicago Tribune. Richard Dent, who was an assistant defensive line coach last season, said his status has not been determined.

Denver Broncos: Though documents presented in court suggested owner Pat Bowlen's family was involved in buying the Denver Broncos, he testified Tuesday that they were inaccurate. The documents indicated that Bowlen represented either Texas Northern Productions or Hambledon Estates Ltd. -- companies set up by Bowlen, two brothers and a sister -- when he purchased 60.8 percent of the team from former owner Edgar Kaiser in 1984. Such a distinction is important because Kaiser claims Bowlen violated the terms of their purchase agreement by allocating ownership of the team to members of his family and later offering a 20 percent share of the team to former quarterback John Elway. The sale agreement stipulated that Bowlen be the sole owner and that he first offer any sale of the team to Kaiser.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The team is reportedly preparing to make an offer for QB Mark Brunell, although team spokesman Jeff Kamis would neither confirm nor deny the team having interest in the 11-year veteran. A Tampa Bay official did tell the Tampa Tribune recently the Bucs have discussed the possibility of obtaining Brunell. As for Brunell, his agent Leigh Steinberg was keeping his options open. "We have no way of knowing if the Bucs are interested in trading for Mark, but who wouldn't want to play for Jon Gruden?'' Steinberg told the Tribune. The offer could perhaps contain WR Keyshawn Johnson, who coach Jack Del Rio would like to bring to Jacksonville.

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