Chicago Bears GM Search: Latest Rumors, Speculation Surrounding Vacant Position

December 30, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Chicago Bears signaled their decision to move in a new direction by letting go of general manager Phil Emery on Monday. A group of candidates to fill the void is already starting to emerge.
Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports Fritz Pollard Alliance chairman John Wooton recommended Vince Newsome, Marc Ross and Lake Dawson to Ernie Accorsi, who's working with the Bears to find the right person to get the team back on track.    
"All of those guys have outstanding evaluation skills," Wooten said.
Chris Ballard, who is the player personnel director for the Kansas City Chiefs, is another target for the position, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Newsome is the director of pro personnel for the Baltimore Ravens. As the report notes, however, he's not related to the team's general manager, Ozzie Newsome. He's filled numerous roles within the franchise since 1993.
Ross currently serves as the New York Giants' vice president of player eval...

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