Bears General Manager Phil Emery has made some changes in the player personnel department.
In a move that had been widely expected, the team officially announced that Kevin Turks was promoted from assistant director of pro personnel to director of pro personnel. Turks has been with the Bears for more than a decade, having started as an intern in the scouting department in 2001.
The Bears also promoted Dwayne Joseph, a former NFL defensive backe who has 15 years of experience in scouting and football operations, to associate director of pro personnel. The team also hired Ryan Kessenich and Jay Muraco as scouts and Andre Odom as a scouting assistant. Breck Ackley and David Williams were promoted within the scouting department.
The moves come a week after the Bears lost director of pro scouting Chris Ballard to the Chiefs.