What to know about Glenn Cook, Cleveland Brown’s VP of player staff, who interviewed for the Chicago Bears GM job – The Mercury News

The Chicago Bears have reached out to at least 10 general manager candidates and nine coaching candidates for interviews. As they go through the interview process, we look at each of the perspectives.

Next up is Glenn Cook, who interviewed for the general manager position on Wednesday, the Bears announced.

Name: Glenn Cook

Age: 37

Title: Cleveland Brown’s Vice President of Staff

Experience: Cook has been with the Browns since 2016, starting as assistant director of pro scouting before being promoted in 2020 under general manager Andrew Berry. He previously served as a professional scout for the Green Bay Packers from 2012-15 and as a scouting assistant for the Indianapolis Colts in 2011-12.

You should know: Cook was a linebacker at the University of Miami from 2004-08, a total of 185 tackles, 23½ tackles for a loss, 16 quarterback pressure and two fumble-recovery touchdowns. He returned to his alma mater to become a trained assistant.

Chicago connection: After Cook ended his football career, The Chicago Cubs named him in the 46th round in 2009. The former pitcher and midfielder played on the Cubs rookie league team that season.

What has been said: “He’s a guy who’s done professional, he’s done college, he has a really good understanding of research, his learning contracts – I just think he has a wide set of skills,” Berry said in a 2020 release when he promoted Cook. “He is a skilled evaluator and he has really good human skills. I think he will work well, not only in leading our scouts, but also our scout research function, which is really a hybrid area between traditional evaluation and research and strategy. “And I think that’s really important for the person who has to run the day, the daily staff of the organization.”

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