Bears fire DePaul
The Chicago Bears fired senior director of pro personnel Bobby
DePaul after nine seasons on Monday.
Hired out of the Philadelphia Eagles’ front office in June 2001,
DePaul helped build a team that won three division titles and an
NFC championship in 2006. He played a big role in the trade for
quarterback Jay Cutler that sent optimism soaring entering last
season, but the Bears stumbled to a 7-9 record while missing the
playoffs for the third straight year.
That led to an upheaval in the coaching staff – particularly on
the offensive side, where the Bears brought in two former head
coaches in offensive coordinator Mike Martz and offensive line
coach Mike Tice.