Bears sever ties with director of player personnel Ruskell

Tim Ruskell is out as the Chicago Bears' director of player personnel, according to a league source.

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Ruskell had served as the interim general manager after longtime GM Jerry Angelo was fired shortly after finishing an 8-8 season. Ruskell was one of five candidates to interview for the position, but was not among the finalists.

The Bearslater confirmed the front-office move, saying the team and Ruskell "have mutually agreed to part ways."

The team hired Phil Emery as general manager on Saturday. Emery will be officially introduced during a news conference at 2 p.m. ET on Monday.

Ruskell previously served as the Seattle Seahawks' general manager from 2005 to 2009.

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