Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says that theBears are in the final stages of inking Phil Emery for the General Manager vacancy:
#Bears on the verge of hiring #Chiefs dir. of college scouting Phil Emery as GM. NFL sources said just a matter now of dotting the i's.
Not Marc Ross of the Super Bowl-bound Giants as many had thought...more after the jump.
Update: The Bears are saying not so fast on this one, per Zach Zaidman of 670 The Score:
#Bears say no deal has been reached yet to fill their general manager vacancy
Could be a case of not wanting to go Dave McGinnis on this situation. Keep checking back for additional updates.
Some of you may recall this tweet from Sean Jensen ( @skjensen ) atthe end of last week:
Just talked to two league sources who predict -- not know -- that Phil Emery is in the driver's seat to become the next GM of the
Or perhaps also this one:
The advantage that Phil Emery had, of course, is that he knows people at Halas Hall. He was an area scout for
#Bears from 1998 to 2004
If this is indeed the hire, it seems that the Bears continue to not want to stray too far from their comfort zone. The last time that Emery was with the team was before the Lovie Smith era. Will this be a grouping that can bring in the talent needed to win football games?
We'll have more for you as this story gets finalized, and as soon as we know who the choice is, we'll start breaking down their history.