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NFL notes: Chicago Bears hire Ryan Pace as general manager
NFL notes: Chicago Bears hire Ryan Pace as general manager

Ryan Pace comes to the Chicago Bears with no experience as a general manager and no ties to the organization. What he does have is one big task on his hands. His job: transform one of the NFL's founding franchises back into a winner. The Bears hired Pace as general manager Thursday to replace the fired Phil Emery, hoping he can rejuvenate a team that just missed the playoffs for the seventh time in eight years. At 37, Pace becomes the sixth GM in team history and the youngest in the league at the moment. He spent 14 seasons with the New Orleans Saints' front office and helped build a Super Bowl champion. He was New Orleans' director of player personnel the past two...

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