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Bears Hire Saints Director of Player Personnel Ryan Pace as General Manager

January 8th, 2015 at 3:16 PM
By Doug Rush

On Thursday, the Chicago Bears finally found their next general manager to run the team heading into the future.

The Bears announced that they have hired New Orleans Saints director of player personnel Ryan Pace to take over as their next general manager for the 2015 season.

Pace spent the last 14 seasons working with the Saints under general manager Mickey Loomis. Before being promoted to the director of player personnel, he was the team's pro scouting director from 2007 until 2012.

The Bears are replacing Phil Emery as the general manager; Emery was fired along with head coach Marc Trestman on Black Monday following a 5-11 season in 2014 and a lot of disappointment after the team nearly won the division a year ago.

Pace was given high recommendations from Loomis along with head coach Sean Payton, all reviews that eventually lead to him being hired to take the reigns of the Bears and trying to turn the franchise around and one that hasn't made the postseason since they were in the NFC Championship Game in 2010 and lost to the Green Bay Packers.

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Chicago Bears to Interview Former Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan for Head Coaching Vacancy

January 6th, 2015 at 11:15 AM
By Doug Rush

The Chicago Bears are one of the few teams in the league right now who currently are looking for both a general manager and a head coach heading into the offseason for 2015; the New York Jets are another one.

The Bears are trying to figure out who their next general manager will be to replace Phil Emery, who was dismissed on Black Monday almost two weeks ago, but once the team figures out who their next GM is, they are expected to interview former Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan for their head coaching job, as per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

The Bears relieved Marc Trestman of his coaching duties after two seasons on the job after a 5-11 campaign and just like Emery, was also sent out of town on Black Monday. The team has slowly started to begin looking for head coaching candidates, as they are also interested in Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as well, who is generating interest from several teams around the league.

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Get Super Bowl XLIX Tickets for up to 90% Off Through TicketScore

August 22nd, 2014 at 10:19 AM
By Dan Benton

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Lance Briggs Practices with Starters, Limited for Chicago Bears

December 18th, 2013 at 4:36 PM
By Evan Fitzgerald

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Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs practiced with the first team Wednesday, but was limited according to the team.  Briggs has missed two months with a shoulder injury, but head coach Marc Trestman is still hopefull he'll be able to make his return Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

“It’s still day-to-day,” Trestman said, according to ESPNChicago.com. “I’m optimistic he’ll play. How much? We’ll see how he feels. I’d be better to answer that question after Friday’s practice, maybe even going into Sunday. But he did get some work today and I talked to him after he said he felt pretty good so we’ll see where he is tomorrow.” 

Briggs had 75 tackles and two sacks when he fractured his shoulder on October 10th.  The Bears defense has struggled, and has fallen to the bottom of the NFL in most defensive statistics.

Briggs is expected to speak with reporters after Thursday's practice.

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CB Charles Tillman Will Miss Rest of Season for Chicago Bears

December 16th, 2013 at 1:34 PM
By Evan Fitzgerald

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Charles Tillman will not return for the Chicago Bears this season. The Pro Bowl cornerback was placed on injured reserve with the designation to return, but that won't happen this season as he continues to battle a triceps injury.

Head coach Marc Trestman made the announcement Monday.  He told reporters Tillman has not been able to make enough progress to make the team comfortable putting him back on the field this year.

"It became apparent over time that he wouldn't be available," said Trestman.

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