Bears fire director of pro personnel

Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace has made his first significant move as head of the team, today firing director of pro personnel Kevin Turks.

The Chicago Bears have parted ways with pro personnel director Kevin Turks, per WBBM’s Zach Zaidman.

Turks spent 13 seasons with the Bears, first as an intern, then as a pro scout from 2002-2006. He was named assistant director of pro personnel in 2008 before being promoted to director of pro personnel in 2013.

This is the first big move by new GM Ryan Pace, who said during his introductory press conference that everyone in the organization would be evaluated in terms of their future value.

“To be fair I have to get to know the people in this building,” Pace said. “There are good people in this building. There are good people on this roster. The first step for me is evaluating the roster, evaluating the staff here before I make those decisions.

“In reality the structures aren’t that different right now from what we had in New Orleans. The structures are what they are. It’s making sure you have the right people in place throughout that structure.”

Obviously, Pace didn’t feel Turks was the right man for the job. No replacement has been announced. With the New Orleans Saints, Pace worked closely with the team’s director of pro scouting, Terry Fontenot.

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