Report: Saints executive Ryan Pace unlikely to accept interviews to leave the team _lowres

File photo courtesy of New Orleans Saints -- Saints director of player personnel Ryan Pace, right, with General Manager Mickey Loomis at an offseason workout last year.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday night that the Chicago Bears have requested permission to interview Pace for a GM spot that was opened up when the franchise cleaned house Monday after finishing 5-11 in 2014. The Bears have also asked to speak with Kansas City’s Chris Ballard, Tennessee’s Lake Dawson, Baltimore’s Eric DeCosta and Houston’s Brian Gaine to potentially fill the job, Schefter reported.

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