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.