Chiefs announce moves within scouting department

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas
City Chiefs shook up their scouting department by hiring Will
Lewis as director of pro scouting and Marvin Allen as the director of
college scouting.

The Chiefs also hired Randy Ball to be
their pro scouting assistant and Trey Koziol to serve as an area scout,
along with making several promotions, as part of the first
reorganization of the department since John Dorsey was hired to be the
new general manager in January.

Dorsey decided to work with the scouting
staff already in place under his predecessor, Scott Pioli, leading up to
the NFL draft because of the condensed timeframe following his hiring.

The only significant move Dorsey had
made in the first four months on the job was to hire Chris Ballard from
the Chicago Bears to be the Chiefs’ director of pro personnel.

“We’ve got a great bunch of guys on
our personnel staff that bring a wide range of experience to the table,”
Dorsey said. “They’re all hard workers that are thoughtful, dedicated
and detailed. We’re happy we were able to add, as well as retain, some
very talented individuals.”

Lewis spent the past 13 years with the
Seahawks, where he also began his playing career as a cornerback. He
previously worked with Dorsey in the Packers’ scouting department from
1997-99, and most recently served as Seattle’s vice president of
football operations.

Allen spent the past four years as a
national scout with the Falcons. Before that, he spent 16 seasons with
the Patriots’ scouting department, working with Pioli for some of that
time.

“Will and Marvin are tremendous at
what they do,” Dorsey said. “I had the privilege of getting to know Will
while working with him in both Seattle and Green Bay, and he has a lot of
experience that will benefit us. Marvin’s been in the league a long time
and he’s an incredible person.”

Along with the hiring, the Chiefs
promoted Mike Borgonzi to assistant director of pro scouting, Dom Green
to assistant director of college scouting, Brett Veach to pro and
college personnel analyst and Ryan Poles to college coordinator.