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Tim Ruskell out as Bears player personnel director
New Bears general manager Phil Emery didn’t waste much time making a big decision.
He’s relieved Tim Ruskell of his duties as the Bears director of player personnel. The team described the decision as “mutually agreed upon.”
Ruskell had been the interim general manager since Jerry Angelo was let go Jan. 3. Ruskell had previously been the president of the Seattle Seahawks.
Ruskell and Emery have history, though.
When he was the assistant general manager in Atlanta, Ruskell hired Emery as the college scouting director. That was Emery’s first big break in the NFL, having served as an area scout for the Bears from 1998 to 2004.
Details aren’t clear. But, it’s believed Ruskell will collect the remainder of his contract.
One of the reasons for the move, as well, is that Emery is expected to structure his department with a director for the college and pro side, not someone who oversees both.