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Bears GM Update: Phil Emery Reaches Agreement To Become Next GM

After narrowing the GM hunt down to two potential candidates, it appears the Chicago Bears have made a decision on their next GM. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bears have reached an agreement with Phil Emery to become just the fifth GM in franchise history:

@AdamSchefter: Bears have reached an agreement with Phil Emery today to become the team’s fifth general manager in franchise history.

Emery comes to Chicago after spending the past three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs as the Director of College Scouting. During his 14-year career, Emery has also had stints with the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons. According to a story from the Chicago Times, Emery has had tremendous success with the NFL draft in each of his previous stops:

Emery was offered a promotion to be the Falcons' director of college scouting in 2004 by then-Falcons' personnel director Tim Ruskell, and the Bears gave Emery their blessing to take the job. He joined the Chiefs in 2009 and has overseen their drafts as well.

Among the players he has had a hand in drafting have been Brian Urlacher, Rex Grossman, Matt Ryan, Roddy White and Eric Berry.

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