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Bears Personnel Exec Chris Ballard Joins Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs have a new personnel guy coming over from the Chicago Bears.

According to Adam Caplan of The Sideline View, Bears personnel executive Chris Ballard is coming to KC for a promotion.

From Caplan:

Chicago Bears director of pro scouting Chris Ballard is leaving the team to take a job with the Kansas City Chiefs, an NFL source said.

Ballard, who was promoted in June of 2012 to his current role with the Bears, will oversee pro and college scouting departments for the Chiefs under general manager John Dorsey, according to the source.

Ballard, now in his twelfth season in the NFL, spent his first 11 seasons as a Southwest area scout for the Bears.

Now that the NFL Draft is over, there is bound to be some shakeups in scouting departments around the league. There will probably be more moves coming for the Chiefs, as new GM John Dorsey will want to get his own scouts in place.

Just as Scott Pioli did when he came to Kansas City, Dorsey kept most of the scouts already in-house in place through the draft. Since Dorsey couldn’t exactly bring an army of scouts with him from Green Bay, he needed to rely on the guys that Pioli hired to give him intel on perspective draftees. Let’s just hope Dorsey’s first draft does better than Pioli’s did.

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