Bears GM Ryan Pace continues scouting department overhaul


Just days after Ryan Pace completed his first NFL Draft with the Bears, the rookie general manager is making a major change in the team's scouting department.

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Bears director of college scouting Marty Barrett will not have his contract renewed after 18 years with the organization.

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Barrett, a former quarterback at the University of Buffalo, spent three years with the New Orleans Saints before joining the Bears in 1997. He scouted the West region for the Bears for 15 years before being promoted to director of college scouting by Phil Emery in 2013.

Barrett becomes the third longtime member of the Bears' scouting department that Pace has severed ties with this offseason. Director of pro personnel Kevin Turks was fired in January and college scout Rex Hogan was released from him contract shortly after Pace was hired as GM by the Bears.

Barrett is expected to join Hogan in New York under Jets GM Mike Maccagnan.

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