Bears Hire Emery As General Manager

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have hired Kansas City Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery as their new general manager.

Emery was an area scout for the Bears from 1998-2004. He replaces Jerry Angelo, who was fired after an injury-riddled 8-8 season.

Emery and New England Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht were finalists and both interviewed twice.

The Bears also interviewed San Diego Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye, New York Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross, and current director of player personnel Tim Ruskell.

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    Let the games. . . .


  • Fletchguy

    Kind of looks like the Bears did their usual mistake. Jason Licht would have been a much better choice with much more to show and having already helped in solidifying the Pats each year. We now have a guy who helped scout for the Chiefs and thats a mess of an organization which now is in charge of our team. Bears just cant seem to do anything right.

  • Matt Mergele

    Does anyone pay attention to facts? Just because he was with the Patriots, everyone is jumping on him like he’s the reason they were so good. I remember a week ago when Bernstein was making a point about this. He’s never been in the draft room for the Patriots, and never made a real draft decision. So why would you want him? Im actually happy with who the Bears hired, and hope he brings us closer to being what we can be.

  • Joe

    Matt ever hear of an opinion? Idiot.

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