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Jerry Angelo Fired As Chicago Bears GM, According To Report

Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo has reportedly been fired and will not return with the organization next season.

Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo will not return next season, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. Angelo has been under fire for bad drafting in the early rounds and most recently for an exposed lack of depth behind Jay Cutler that left the 2011-12 team to take a 7-3 record and spin out of control and miss the playoffs at 8-8. Here is the original tweet stating Angelo is on the outs with the organization:

Angelo joined the Bears in 2001 after working with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the director of player personnel, and helped construct competitive Bears teams over the past decade -- including the 2006 NFC Championship team that reached the Super Bowl after a 21-year drought. It is unclear whether Tim Ruskell, an addition to the front office made by Angelo last offseason from the Seattle Seahawks organization is under consideration for taking Angelo's spot as GM, but Angelo will likely be out before the 2012 NFL Draft occurs, so more information should be available soon.

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