Bears part with college scouting director

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Marty Barrett will not return as the Bears’ college scouting director after 18 years with the team, a source confirmed Tuesday.

GM Ryan Pace said Saturday he would examine his front office in the weeks ahead. Typically, new NFL regimes wait until after the draft to make major moves in the scouting department.

“All those things we’ll go over … the next two weeks,” he said. “And kind of go through that process. My entire focus has been on the draft, and making sure we have a successful draft. And then I’ll review all that within the next month.”

Barrett first joined the Bears as a scout in 1997, and was promoted to college scouting director from West Coast area scout three years ago.

He is the latest major change in the front office. The Bears parted with director of pro personnel Kevin Turks in January; less than one week later, Pace brought former coworker Josh Lucas over from the Saints to be the player personnel director.

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