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Bears Continue GM Search; CB Arrested on DUI

>>Bears Continue GM Interviews

The Chicago Bears interviewed Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard and New Orleans Saints director of player personnel Ryan Pace for their general manager job.

The team says the interviews occurred on Wednesday.

 width=The Bears fired general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman after going 5-11 and missing the playoffs for the seventh time in eight years.

Ballard spent 12 years in Chicago before joining the Chiefs in 2013. Pace has been with the Saints since 2001 and just completed his second season as their director of player personnel.

>>Bears CB Arrested For DUI

Suburban Atlanta police say Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings has been arrested on charges including DUI, reckless driving and speeding.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith said in a statement that 31-year-old Timothy Deshawn Jennings was driving a 2015 Mercedes at 99 mph in a 65-mph zone on I-85 before noon Wednesday. Smith says the officer conducting the stop smelled alcohol.

County records show that Jennings was booked into the county jail Wednesday afternoon and was being held on $2,711 bond. It was not immediately known if he had a lawyer.

Jennings, of Orangeburg, South Carolina, has been in the NFL since 2006 and played for the Indianapolis Colts between 2006 and 2009.

A Bears spokesman said the team is aware of Jennings' arrest and gathering additional information.

 width=>>Georgia Names Rams' Schottenheimer OC

(Athens, GA) -- Brian Schottenheimer is the new offensive coordinator at the University of Georgia. He replaces Mike Bobo, who left last month to become the head coach at Colorado State. Schottenheimer spent the last three seasons as defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams. He previously held the same position with the New York Jets from 2006 to 2011. Schottenheimer is the son of former longtime NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer.

>>Giants' Beckham Jr. To Replace "Megatron" In Pro Bowl

(East Rutherford, NJ) -- New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is headed to the Pro Bowl. He has been named an injury replacement for Detroit Lions wideout Calvin Johnson. Beckham Jr. had 91 receptions for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Giants this season. He was drafted with the 12th overall out of LSU last May. "Megatron" had 71 catches for 1,077 yards and eight scores for Detroit this season. He missed three games and was limited in two others due to an ankle injury. This year's Pro Bowl is set for Sunday, January 25th in Glendale, Arizona.

>>Winston Confirms He's Entering NFL

(Tallahassee, FL) -- Florida State quarterback Jameis [[ JAME-iss ]] Winston is going pro. The 2013 Heisman Trophy winner has released a statement saying, after consulting with family and friends, he is declaring for the 2015 NFL Draft. Winston initially hadn't planned to announce his decision until after Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship Game, but his father told ESPN that Winston intended to go pro. Winston was 26-and-1 as a starter at Florida State, with his only loss coming to Oregon at the Rose Bowl in last week's national semifinals. He led the Seminoles to the BCS National Championship in 2013.

>>Saints To Keep DC Ryan

(New Orleans, LA) -- The New Orleans Saints will not be making a change at defensive coordinator. The "Times-Picayune" reports Rob Ryan will return in that role next season despite the team ranking second-to-last in yards allowed. His status was uncertain after head coach Sean Payton vowed to make significant changes following a 7-and-9 season. The 52-year-old has been the Saints' DC since 2013. Ryan previously held that role for the Raiders, Browns, and Cowboys.

>>49ers' Kaepernick To Work With Kurt Warner

(Sacramento, CA) -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick [[ CAP-er-nick ]] is seeking help from a two-time NFL MVP. The "Sacramento Bee" reports Kaepernick will be tutored by and train with Kurt Warner starting next week in Phoenix, Arizona. Quarterbacks coach Dennis Gile will also be on hand, with the two helping him with drills, film work and mental aspects of the game. Kaepernick set a career-high this past season by throwing for nearly 34-hundred yards, but saw his total QB-rating drop from 68.6 in 2013 to 55.9 in 2014. The 49ers went 8-and-8 after three straight trips to the NFC Championship Game.

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