Bears hire Broncos exec as pro personnel director

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The Denver-to-Chicago pipeline continued flowing Thursday, when, sources confirmed, the Bears selected former Broncos executive Anthony “Champ” Kelly as their pro personnel director.

The 35-year-old spent eight years in Denver and the last five as the team’s assistant director of pro personnel.He started in 2007 as a Northeast regional scout and was promoted the next year to the assistant coordinator of pro and college scouting.

Kelly will work alongside former Broncos head coach John Fox— and offensive coordinator Adam Gase, special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers, and other former Denver coaches.

New Bears GM Ryan Pace parted ways with pro personnel director Kevin Turks one week after taking the job in January.

Kelly joined the Broncos after serving as the GM and wide receivers coach for the United Indoor Football’s Lexington Horsemen in 2007. He played for the team for four years after playing wide receiver and cornerback at Kentucky.

He was the offensive coordinator for Lexington (Ky.) Christian Academy from 2002-06.

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