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Jerry Angelo Out as Bears GM, Lovie Remains

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Bears legend said Blagojevich got 14 years for his gameplan and wondered what Angelo should get for his. (Published Monday, Dec 12, 2011)

    UPDATE: Bears CEO Ted Phillips explains the changes

    Chicago Bears president and CEO Ted Phillips has fired long-time GM Jerry Angelo, the team said in a statement.

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    The Sports Sunday crew has some prescriptions for 2012. (Published Monday, Jan 2, 2012)

    Angelo was hired in 2001 and led the team to four division titles and two NFC Championship appearances and one Super Bowl loss during his 11-year.

    The move does not come as a shock. Angelo has been on the hot seat for some time because of a series of suspect personnel decisions -- the most glaring: he failed to develop a solid second quarterback.

    His mismanagement of the Bears offensive line has also been a sticking point for Chicago fans, as is his spotty record in the draft.

    Lovie Smith, who was hired by Angelo, will stay on as head coach, the Bears said