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Monday, January 23, 2012
Report: Bears tab Chiefs executive

By Bill Williamson

Scott Pioli is a branch of the Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick trees.

Now, Pioli may have a tree growing himself.

CSN Chicago reports the Chicago Bears have offered their general manager job to Phil Emery. The team has said no decision has been made. He has spent the past three seasons as the Chiefs’ director of college scouting. He joined the team in 2009, which was Pioli’s first season as the Chiefs’ general manager.

Emery was an area scout for the Bears from 1998-2004. San Diego’s Jimmy Raye was also a candidate for the Chicago job.