Les Snead Emerges As Chicago Bears GM Candidate

Thursday January 5th, 2012

The Chicago Bears are looking at Atlanta Falcons director of player personnel Les Snead as a candidate to replace longtime general manager Jerry Angelo, according to ESPN.

Snead, 37, has worked within the NFL since the age of 20, ESPN reports, and is currently also being pursued by the St. Louis Rams as well as three other teams.

Over the past three years, Snead has overseen the scouting of both college and pro players for the Falcons. According to the team’s website, he also plays a major role in evaluating the team’s current roster.

Snead had previously worked in the scouting department for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 1995-97. The Bears made the move to fire Angelo Jan. 3 after the team had failed to make the playoffs. He had served as the general manager of the Bears since the 2001 season. He helped put together the 2006 Bears squad that lost to the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLI.

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