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Phil Emery, Not Jason Licht Named Chicago Bears General Manager

The Chicago Bears have announced that they have hired Phil Emery as their new General Manager. Emery spent the last three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He has also spent time with the Atlanta Falcons. According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Emery was a finalist for the position, along with Jason Licht of the New England Patriots.

Emery and Jason Licht of the New England Patriots were the two finalists after three others were eliminated from contention. They were Marc Ross of the New York Giants, Tim Ruskell of the Bears and Jimmy Raye of the San Diego Chargers.

The Emery hiring means the 40 year old Licht will remain with the Patriots for now. He is currently the director of Pro Personnel and has been in the league since 1995, when he entered as a scouting assistant for the Miami Dolphins.

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