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Monday, January 30, 2012
Tim Ruskell done with Bears

By Jeff Dickerson
ESPNChicago.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Chicago Bears and director of player personnel Tim Ruskell have "mutually agreed to part ways," the team announced on Monday.

Ruskell, who joined the organization in the spring of 2010, was one of the five finalists for the Bears' general manager job that eventually went to Kansas City Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery.

Emery will be introduced at a 2 p.m. CT news conference Monday at Halas Hall.

Before finally settling on Emery to succeed recently fired Jerry Angelo, the Bears considered several candidates for the position, including Ruskell, San Diego's Jimmy Raye, New England's Jason Licht, and the New York Giants' Marc Ross. After interviewing those candidates, the Bears brought in Licht and Emery earlier in the week for second interviews before finally settling on Emery as their new GM.

Jeff Dickerson covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.