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    LAKE FOREST, IL - JANUARY 17: General manager Phil Emery of the Chicago Bears explains his choice of Marc Trestman to be the new head coach of the Bears at Halas Hall on January 17, 2013 in Lake Forest, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    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)