Potential candidates emerge for Bears GM

CHICAGO (AP) At least three potential candidates for the Chicago Bears' GM job have emerged.

Longtime former NFL scout John Wooten told The Associated Press he recommended Baltimore Ravens director of pro personnel Vince Newsome, New York Giants vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross, and Tennessee Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson to team consultant Ernie Accorsi.

He said he spoke Monday night with Accorsi. Wooten is the chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation, which promotes the hiring of minorities in the NFL.

He said one of the three candidates he recommended ''has a great chance to get the job.''

The Bears fired general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman following a 5-11 season on Monday.

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