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The Chicago Bears are working on a deal to make Ryan Poles, the Kansas City Chiefs’ executive director of player personnel, their new general manager, a league source has confirmed.

Poles was at Halas Hall for his second interview on Tuesday, and at noon, NFL Network and ESPN announced that the Bears were finalizing a contract with the man who will replace Ryan Pace.

Poles, 36, has been with the Chiefs for 13 years, going from assistant player personnel to administrator and college scouting coordinator, director of college scouting, assistant director of player personnel and now executive director of player personnel this season. . He was part of the Chiefs team that won Super Bowl LIV.

Chiefs general manager Brett Veach told The Athletic in August that the Poles, who were named to the NFL 40 Under 40 List, had “a huge impact on building our roster.”

“In our job, it’s really important that we turn every stone, and Ryan is exceptional in research and detail,” Veach said. “He likes the game; you can tell by his attitude and the way he grinds. Beyond that, he is a terrific talent scout and plays a key role in our personnel department.

Veach is the third general manager Poles has worked under with the Chiefs, along with Scott Pioli and John Dorsey. He also worked with three head coaches – Todd Haley, Romeo Crennel and Andy Reid.

Poles, a native of Canandaigua, NY, was an offensive lineman at Boston College, where he was part of the line protecting quarterback Matt Ryan. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Bears before working as a recruiting assistant for BC in 2008-09.

Poles was also a finalist for GM jobs with the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings. He had an interview scheduled with the Vikings for Wednesday.

The Poles and Bears will now focus on hiring a new head coach to replace Matt Nagy. ESPN reported that former Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell was in the building Tuesday as a potential pairing with the Poles.

Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reported on Monday that the Poles had contacted Caldwell, Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator and former Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles to join him. potentially.

Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus is also scheduled for a second interview on Wednesday.

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