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Bear Bites: Character Counts to Emery

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    Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Chicago Bears news. Read on for the latest on the kind of player Phil Emery wants, where a former coach landed, and what all of those combine drills mean for a football player's career.

    • Phil Emery is a statistics guy, but good numbers aren't the only thing he's looking for. Character counts in draft prospects, as well. (Chicago Sun-Times)
    • Former Bear Rosevelt Colvin played with Brian Urlacher and knows of his importance to the franchise. He wants to see Urlacher finish his career in Chicago. (Chicago Tribune)
    • Bob Babich coached the Bears' linebackers for nine years, and his career took a turn when Lovie Smith was fired. But he found a new coaching home in Jacksonville. (ESPN Chicago)
    • We all focus on the results of a players 40-yard dash, vertical leap and the other tests they go through t the combine. But what does that have to do with their football performance? (Chicago Tribune)
    • A rumor floated briefly that the Bears were interested in Tim Tebow, but they weren't. Are any teams interested in the quarterback? (National Football Post)