The Bears on Friday hired Tim Ruskell as director of player personnel. In 23 NFL seasons, Ruskell has helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks reach the Super Bowl and the Atlanta Falcons advance to the NFC Championship Game. Ruskell worked closely with Bears general manager Jerry Angelo with the Buccaneers from 1987-2001. Ruskell served as a regional scout (1987-1991), director of college scouting (1992-2000) and director of player personnel (2001-03). Angelo was Tampa's director of player personnel from 1987-2001. ?First and foremost, Tim brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization, both in personnel and how things are done at every level,? Angelo said. ?He?s experienced everything. ?He?s been in three different organizations and had success in all of them. I think he?s going to be a real good addition. We worked together for 14 years, and I think the commonality that we share in terms of how to build a football team will bode well not only for me but for the organization.?
Bears Hire Tim Ruskell As Director Of Player Personnel