Source: Bears personnel executive leaving team to join Chiefs

By Adam Caplan
May 3, 2013

This is the time of year when scouting departments reorganize. In some cases, executives move on for better jobs.

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.

Over the past few years, the Chiefs lost director or college scouting Phil Emery (became Bears GM) and director of pro personnel Ray Farmer (became assistant GM for the Cleveland Browns).