Ex-Bears pro personnel director Bobby DePaul hired by Eagles

CHICAGO--The former director of pro personnel for the Chicago Bears ironically is at Soldier Field for the beginning of the 2010 season.

Bobby DePaul, fired in February by Bears general manager Jerry Angelo, has found a job in the NFL that has brought him to town. DePaul was hired as a pro scout by the Philadelphia Eagles and is scouting their opponent for next week – the Detroit Lions.

Angelo abruptly fired DePaul three months before his contract expired. Then, he informed college scouting director Greg Gabriel he would not be returning after the draft. The moves cleared the deck for the Bears to hire former Seattle Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell as the director of player personnel.

DePaul was Angelo’s first hire in 2001 when the general manager arrived in Chicago. The Bears built the offense for the Super Bowl XLI team through free agency and trades. Eight starters were acquired via those routes, including running back Thomas Jones and four of the five offensive linemen.

When the Bears traded for quarterback Jay Cutler last year, it was DePaul that did the behind-the-scenes work to put the deal together.

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