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Bears hire two for front office


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The Chicago Bears hired Anthony “Champ” Kelly from the Denver Broncos as their director of pro personnel.

New Bears general manager Ryan Pace continues to finalize his revamped front office after finishing up his first draft.

After hiring Kelly on Thursday night, Pace added Baltimore Ravens national scout Joe Douglas as the Bears’ college scouting director, ESPN reported Friday.

Kelly had been with the Broncos since 2007 and follows new Bears coach John Fox, who brought eight assistants — including offensive coordinator Adam Gase — with him from Denver.

Kelly, 35, was hired by the Broncos as a regional scout in 2007. He was promoted to assistant director of pro personnel in 2010.

Douglas, 38, spent 15 years with the Ravens. He was promoted to national scout after the 2012 draft.

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