Falcons shake up front office with hiring of former Bears GM

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The Falcons recently shook up their front office by parting ways with Director of Pro Personnel Steve Sabo, and the moves continue.

Atlanta is hiring former Bears general manager Ryan Pace, according to the team website. The Falcons announced Thursday afternoon that Pace will join the personnel department as a senior personnel executive. He’ll be joining Ruston Webster and Phil Emery.

Pace was recently fired as Chicago enters a new era with Ryan Poles as general manager and Matt Eberflus as head coach. Pace was actually named Executive of the Year in 2018 when the Bears reached the playoffs for the first time since 2010.

Fontenot has a connection to Pace as the two shared time in the Saints front office. Pace spent 15 years with the franchise, which included 13 with Fontenot.

With experience in pro scouting and player personnel, Pace will undoubtedly give the Falcons another experienced mind in the front office. It also brings up the possibility of the Falcons signing former Bear players, which I will break down in another article.

Photographer: Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire

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