Bears hire Phil Emery as their new general manager

The Chicago Bears have hired Kansas City Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery, who worked for the Atlanta Falcons from 2004-08, as their new general manager.


Emery was an area scout for the Bears from 1998-2004 and replaces Jerry Angelo, who was fired after an injury-riddled 8-8 season.

From 2004-08, Emery was in Atlanta. He served as director of college scouting for the Falcons and also worked as a regional scout for the team leading up to the 2009 draft.

49ERS: Linebacker Aldon Smith has been charged with driving under the influence in Miami Beach.

Miami-Dade County jail records show Smith was booked Saturday morning and held on $1,000 bond. Jail records did not show whether Smith was represented by an attorney.

A Miami-Dade County Corrections spokeswoman said Smith was arrested by Miami Beach police. A police spokesman said he had no information immediately available about the arrest.

Smith was drafted as the seventh overall draft pick in 2011. During his first season, he had 14 sacks, a franchise record for a rookie linebacker. He also ranked first in the NFL in sacks among rookies.

The 49ers did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.


BENGALS: A.J. Green, the rookie receiver out of Georgia, spent time this week at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii learning from the players he grew up admiring. He doesn’t know what to expect in today’s game.

“A lot of guys aren’t trying to get hurt. I think it’s going to be up tempo, but not too crazy,” he said.

BRONCOS: John Fox and Jack Del Rio are together again.

Denver announced Friday night it had agreed to terms with Del Rio to become the club’s new defensive coordinator.

Del Rio was Fox’s first defensive coordinator in Carolina in 2002 before leaving after one year to coach the Jacksonville Jaguars, who fired him in November.

Del Rio replaces Dennis Allen, who left after one year in Denver to coach the Oakland Raiders.

Del Rio is the Broncos’ seventh defensive coordinator in seven seasons.



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