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Bears get 1st crack at interviewing Chiefs' Chris Ballard for GM job
Bears get 1st crack at interviewing Chiefs' Chris Ballard for GM job

As the Bears' search for a new general manager enters its second week, Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard appears to be emerging as a front-runner. And if the Bears have Ballard tabbed as their top candidate for a job that came open last week with the firing of Phil Emery, they'll also have the first crack at securing Ballard's services. According to a league source, Ballard will interview with the Bears on Wednesday. He also has been contacted by the Jets about their GM vacancy but will visit with the Bears first. With Chairman George McCaskey, President Ted Phillips and consultant Ernie Accorsi presiding over the GM search, familiarity will help in the...

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