Chiefs deliver promotions in front office, hire former Eagles exec


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs officially confirmed the hiring of Tim Terry from Green Bay on Friday to serve as directory of pro personnel as well as announcing a new salary cap strategist and promotions for several scouts.

(Emily DeShazer/The Topeka Capital-Journal)
(Emily DeShazer/The Topeka Capital-Journal)

Terry served as assistant director of pro personnel for the Packers since 2008.  He worked alongside Chiefs general manager John Dorsey from the 2004 to 2012 seasons while both worked in Green Bay.

The club also announced the promotion of Brandt Tillis to director of football administration. That role was filled until recently by Trip MacCracken. The team declined to renew MacCracken’s contract earlier this month.

Tillis joined the Chiefs in 2010 as the team’s salary cap/contract analyst before earning promotion to director of salary cap and football operations analytics in 2014.

Joining the Chiefs is Chris Shea as salary cap and legal executive. Shea joined the New York Jets as pro personnel assistant in 2000 and served stints with Carolina, Dallas and Miami. Shea spent the past two seasons with Philadelphia as director of scouting administration and strategic management.

Tillis and Shea share a history together. The two worked in the labor operations department of the NFL Management Council between 2007-08. Tillis joined the organization as an intern in 2007 while Shea served as a law clerk.

Shea next served as coordinator of labor operations for the council. Tillis took over that role when Shea left to join the Miami Dolphins as player personnel coordinator.

The organization also shuffled the roles for several members of the scouting department. Ryan Poles, formerly college coordinator, becomes the new director of college scouting.

Poles came to Kansas City in 2009 as player personnel assistant and enjoyed a steady rise up the ranks. He replaces Marvin Allen, who was recently hired a national scout for the Buffalo Bills.

Ryne Nutt, who mostly recently served as the team’s southeast area scout, has been promoted to assistant director of college scouting. Nutt joined the club in 2010 as a scouting assistant.

He served as lead scout on several draft picks in recent seasons, including Tyreek Hill and Demarcus Robinson from the 2015 draft and this year’s fifth-round pick Ukeme Eligwe.

Dan Zegers, most recently a player personnel assistant, has been promoted to college scouting coordinator. Zegers followed general manager John Dorsey to Kansas City from in 2013 Green Bay, where he spent nine seasons as an equipment assistant and later scouting assistant.

Former scouting assistant Jim Noel becomes a pro scout. The team also hired Daniel Ricci as a player personnel assistant.

The reshuffling of duties in the front office leaves vacant the title of directory of football operations. That role was previously held by Chris Ballard, who left this offseason to join the Indianapolis Colts as general manager.


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