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Bears GM Ryan Poles announces staff promotions


In a recent May statement, Chicago Bears General Manager Ryan Poles announced several staff promotions among the front office and scouting staff.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the work our player personnel staff and scouts have put into this organization since January,” said Poles.

“These promotions and hirings are all well-deserved and put us in a great position moving forward when it comes to scouting the best talent at the collegiate and NFL levels.”

According to the Chicago Bears, Poles promoted former area scout Breck Ackley to assistant director of college scouting. Chris White, a former pro scout, was promoted to assistant director of pro scouting while national scouts Sam Summerville and Francis Saint Paul have been promoted to senior national scouts.

Ashton Washington, who spent last season as a scouting assistant, has been promoted to player personnel coordinator and Charles Love, also a scouting assistant the past two seasons, also was promoted to pro scout.

Other promotions and changes involving area scouts include John Syty (Southwest) and Brendan Rehor (Southeast). Poles also hired area scouts Tom Bradway (Northeast) from the Raiders and Ryan Cavanaugh (Midwest), who spent 12 seasons with the Texans before serving as a college scouting coordinator at Ohio State in 2021.

Poles also named Ryan Weese, who spent the past two seasons with the Montana State football program, a scouting assistant.

On the football administration side, Mike Santarelli, former director of football systems, has been promoted to executive director of football technology while James Cosh has been promoted to manager of football administration/pro scout. Cosh previously held the position of salary cap/pro scouting analyst.

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Joseph Phillips is the Sports Editor for the Chicago Crusader Newspaper. He is a Chicago native, who has been a sports writer for over 17 years. He also hosts the SC Media News and Sports Network Q&A radio show on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago.

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