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Emery puts rep on line with Marshall

New Bears general manager takes risk with first major move

Updated: March 15, 2012, 10:56 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- We haven't yet heard the Bears' new general manager Phil Emery spout the words "due diligence," a GM phrase former boss Jerry Angelo drove into the ground somewhere to the point of middle earth after Sam Hurd was hauled off by the feds.

Given that, it was almost refreshing when Emery came out in a statement saying the Bears, in fact, "were aware of what occurred over the weekend" with wide receiver Brandon Marshall, for whom they traded two third-round draft picks to the ...

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