Ryan Pace was hired as Bears general manager to put an end to this sort of thing:
The decision on what the Bears will do with the No. 7 pick of this year’s draft will end up in the hands of general manager Ryan Pace.
Few players, Bears or otherwise, were ever more apt students of his craft than Richard Dent was of defense and pass rushing.
The Illini are trying to inject some life into what's been a poorly performing defense over the past couple seasons, and they're going with a former Bears assistant to do it.
The Bears currently have only David Fales under contract for 2015 behind Jay Cutler on their quarterback depth chart.