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Bears | Jordan Mills medically cleared

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:25:28 -0700

Chicago Bears OT Jordan Mills (foot) has been medically cleared to start training camp, according to general manager Phil Emery.

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Bears | Matt Slauson medically cleared

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:24:49 -0700

Chicago Bears OG Matt Slauson (shoulder) has been medically cleared to start training camp, according to general manager Phil Emery.

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Bears | GM does not believe in drafting quarterbacks late

Sun, 04 May 2014 07:21:34 -0700

Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery said he does not believe in drafting quarterbacks late in the draft and trying to develop them. "I just did a little study. It's very interesting," Emery said "That developmental theory doesn't hold a whole lot of water. There's entire classes of quarterbacks, since '06, I went back and looked at from Jay's on -- when people say developmental quarterbacks, OK, so who has gotten developed? There isn't a single quarterback after the third round since 2006 that has been a long-term starter. So you're either developing thirds, and most of them have been wiped out of the league. So to get a quality quarterback, you've got to draft them high. That 2012 class is a blip on the radar that's unusual, highly unusual."

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Bears | Six targets for first-round pick

Thu, 01 May 2014 14:31:46 -0700

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery told reporters the team has six players targeted for their No. 14 pick in the NFL Draft.

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Bears | Front seven will be larger

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:08:02 -0800

The Chicago Bears plan to draft and recruit larger players to fit the defensive front seven scheme, according to general manager Phil Emery. The team will use a 4-3 scheme but also wants to evaluate defensive players in this year's draft. "My personal preference is bigger is always better as long as you're not sacrificing athleticism and speed," Emery said. "This is a fast game, but it's a very physically tough, impactful game and you need bigger bodies over time to win those matchups."

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Bears | Want to re-sign Henry Melton

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:15:41 -0800

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery has indicated the team wants to bring back DE Henry Melton, saying he "has made progress" with personal issues, but in the end money will be the deciding factor.

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Bears | No guarantee Devin Hester will return

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:19:04 -0800

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said there is no guarantee WR Devin Hester will return in 2014, due to salary cap issues.

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Bears | Want Roberto Garza back

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:06:48 -0800

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the team would like C Roberto Garza back in 2014. It depends on what is available to Garza in free agency.

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Bears | No contract extensions this season

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:48:31 -0700

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the team will not sign any player to a contract extension this season.

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Bears | Matt Slauson could start

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:03:17 -0700

Chicago Bears OG Matt Slauson could start, according to Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery. "His size, strength and power will allow him to challenge for either of the starting guard positions," Emery said.

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Bears | Spoke to many special teams coaches for HC job

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:06:36 -0800

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said he spoke to five special teams coaches about the team's head coaching job before hiring head coach Marc Trestman.

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Bears | Phil Emery leading thorough HC search

Sat, 12 Jan 2013 07:47:42 -0800

Two head coaching candidates that have interviewed for the Chicago Bears head coaching vacancy said they never have interviewed with anyone as prepared and detailed as general manager Phil Emery.

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Bears | Do not believe Devin Hester will retire

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 05:29:02 -0800

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said he believes WR Devin Hester was just speaking emotionally and that he won't be retiring after a frustrating season. "Obviously, Devin's under contract, so if he sent his retirement papers in, I would know," Emery said. "But I don't anticipate that. I think he's a great competitor. I think that was an emotional situation that evoked an emotional response, and I certainly understand that."

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Bears | Two factors cost Lovie Smith

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 04:12:30 -0800

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the team's decision to fire former head coach Lovie Smith ultimately came down to inconsistency on offense and an inability to perennially advance to the postseason. "During the course of Smith's career, we've had one offense that ranked in the teens (in 2006, when the Bears advanced to the Super Bowl). We haven't had the balance between our defensive excellence," Emery said. "We have searched for answers. The end result is we did not have enough consistency. That, paired with not getting into the playoffs on a consistent basis, I made the change moving forward."

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Bears | GM wants rookies to keep quiet, work

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 08:29:56 -0700

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery stressed the importance of silence and humility for rookies as they prepare for training camp. "(It's) kind of like Brian Urlacher said: 'Be quiet, be humble.' Work. Work," Emery said. "Find a way to contribute to the team whether that's on special teams, or as a role player as a pass rusher; whether that's a role player or a first- and second-down player. Whatever that role is, being a great practice player, being a guy that busts everybody else's but - work ethic, attitude - and showing us those skills that we drafted and that they contribute towards our goals in a positive way."

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Bears | Not worried about Brandon Marshall's past

Mon, 28 May 2012 07:33:21 -0700

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said he is not concerned about WR Brandon Marshall's pervious off-field issues and feels Marshall will be a good fit. "People have the capacity to change," Emery said. "He's an intelligent guy, and he's accepted his faults, and he's working toward improving them. I thought about it a lot. Isn't that what we'd want out of our children? They might stumble, but when they do, they seriously try to improve their lives. We felt if there was a place Brandon would fit, it was here."

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Bears | Could be looking for DT in draft

Thu, 05 Apr 2012 06:18:08 -0700

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the team could look to the NFL Draft to find another defensive tackle, since free-agent DL Amobi Okoye appears to be leaving in free agency. "Between free agency and the draft we have to find a way to meet our needs," Emery said. "We're always looking to improve our squad, regardless of internally what we would think about our immediate needs. We're always looking for playmakers."

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Bears | Will be players in free agency

Mon, 12 Mar 2012 06:53:26 -0700

The Chicago Bears are expected to be active and aggressive players in free agency. Multiple sources indicate the Bears have made it clear they will be moving quickly, and with new general manager Phil Emery coming from the college scouting side of the business, contract negotiator Cliff Stein is expected to have an expanded role in the process.

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Bears | Good season likely gets Lovie Smith extension

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:15:01 -0800

Chicago Bears president and CEO Ted Phillips said Tuesday, Jan. 31, that he hopes head coach Lovie Smith gets a contract extension after a successful 2012 season. "We feel Lovie is a top coach and obviously you read everything that has been written and fans want wins. And so do we," Phillips said. A decision on Smith's status beyond 2012 is up to new general manager Phil Emery, who will have the same authority as his predecessor Jerry Angelo.

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