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Bears interview Khan, Brown for general manager job

Chicago Bears
26 Jan 2022, 00:37 GMT+10

Larry Mayer

The Bears on Monday interviewed Omar Khan and Morocco Brown for their general manager position.

Khan has spent the last 21 seasons with the Steelers, serving as football administration coordinator (2001-11), director of football administration (2011-16) and vice president of football and business administration (2016-present). Throughout his tenure, he has worked closely with general manager/vice president Kevin Colbert, and won Super Bowl rings to cap the 2005 and 2008 seasons.

Khan entered the NFL in 1997 with the Saints, working in their football operations department through 2001. He graduated from Tulane, earning a sports management degree with a minor in business administration, while also working with the school's football team as an undergraduate assistant.

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Brown possesses 21 years of NFL experience, including the past five seasons as Colts director of college scouting. During that span, Indianapolis has drafted center Ryan Kelly (2016) and guard Quenton Nelson (2018) in the first round and linebacker Darius Leonard (2018) and running back Jonathan Taylor (2020) in the second round.

Brown spent seven seasons as the Bears' assistant director of pro personnel from 2001-07, a period during which the team won three division championships and one conference title. Throughout his time in Chicago he worked with Chris Ballard, a Bears scout who hired Brown in Indianapolis after becoming Colts general manager.

Brown entered the NFL in the spring of 2000 as a scouting intern with the Colts before joining Washington later that year as an assistant scout.

After leaving the Bears, Brown served as Washington's director of player personnel (2008-13) and Browns vice president of player personnel (2014-15).

As a player, he was a four-year letter-winning linebacker at North Carolina State, where he led the team in tackles for three straight seasons and was a two-time All-ACC honorable mention selection.

Since beginning the search process Jan. 12, the Bears have interviewed 13 candidates for the general manager position and 10 for the head-coaching job:

Wednesday, Jan. 12

Glenn Cook (GM)

Doug Pederson (HC)

Thursday, Jan. 13

Kwesi Adofo-Mensah (GM)

Champ Kelly (GM)

Friday, Jan. 14

Jeff Ireland (GM)

Brian Flores (HC)

Saturday, Jan. 15

Monti Ossenfort (GM)

Jim Caldwell (HC)

Nathaniel Hackett (HC)

Sunday, Jan. 16

Joe Schoen (GM)

Brian Daboll (HC)

Monday, Jan. 17

Ed Dodds (GM)

Matt Eberflus (HC)

Tuesday, Jan. 18

Eliot Wolf (GM)

Wednesday, Jan. 19

Ran Carthon (GM)

Thursday, Jan. 20

Reggie McKenzie (GM)

Byron Leftwich (HC)

Friday, Jan. 21

Ryan Poles (GM)

Leslie Frazier (HC)

Saturday, Jan. 22

Todd Bowles (HC)

Dan Quinn (HC)

Monday, Jan. 24

Omar Khan (GM)

Morocco Brown (GM)

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