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Chicago Bears begin front office shakeup: Director of Pro Personnel Kevin Turks is out

New GM Ryan Pace is beginning the process of making the franchise his own, and it starts in the domain he's most familiar with: the personnel department.

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Five days into his job as the Chicago Bears' new general manager, Ryan Pace has had time to assess changes he wants to make in the Bears' front office.  This morning, Director of Pro Personnel Kevin Turks was let go:

Turks was promoted to the role by Phil Emery, after spending five years as the assistant director, in May 2013 when Chris Ballard (a name you should be familiar with from all the speculation about whom the Bears would hire to be the new GM) was lured away by the Kansas City Chiefs.  Given the way Emery rebuilt the roster in free agency, it's logical to deduce that the former N.C. State linebacker was heavily involved in that process during his tenure.

It's an interesting move because Pace, himself, was primarily in player personnel and pro scouting during his time with the New Orleans Saints.  Turks' responsibilities included evaluating professional players and scouting opponents; one can only surmise that Pace thought an improvement was needed, and that he has someone in mind.

The Bears' website does not, as of this moment, list the position of Director of Pro Personnel among its Football Operations front office staff, but you can still find his official bio here.

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