The Chicago Bears made three personnel moves earlier today by announcing the hiring of Joe Douglas as the director of college scouting, Anthony "Champ" Kelly as the director of pro scouting and Christopher Prescott as an area scout.
Joe Douglas has worked for the Baltimore Ravens since 2000, last serving as a national scout from 2012-2015. Some of the players he aided in the drafting of were quarterback Joe Flacco, guard Ben Grubbs, current Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, linebacker C.J. Mosley, corner Lardarius Webb and guard Marshal Yanda.
Anthony "Champ" Kelly is yet another hire with previous ties to the Broncos, working in Denver from 2007-2015. The last five years he worked as their assistant director of pro personnel. During his time scouting, the Broncos acquired veteran free agents quarterback Peyton Manning, defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, running back Willis McGahee, wide out Emmanuel Sanders, corner Aqib Talib, guard Louis Vasquez, safety T.J. Ward, linebacker DeMarcus Ware and wide receiver Wes Welker.
Christopher Prescott has been scouting in the NFL since 2002. He was an area scout with the New York Jets from 2013-2015, and prior to that he worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars.