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Friday, April 30, 2010
Ruskell hire offical in Chicago

By Kevin Seifert

Chicago hired Tim Ruskell on Friday to what sounds like a role as assistant general manager. (Technically, he is the Bears' director of player personnel.) Ruskell received a three-year contract to supervise both the college and pro scouting departments and will report directly to general manager Jerry Angelo.

Like David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune, I don't think this hire will have much impact on the Bears' 2010 season. So I'm guessing it won't interest many fans. But there a couple points to make on it from a longer-term perspective.