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CHICAGO BEARS After nine years as the Bears' senior director of pro personnel, Bobby DePaul is out of a job, but probably not for long. DePaul, 46, who helped orchestrate the trade that brought quarterback Jay Cutler to the Bears a year ago, was relieved of his duties Monday afternoon. DePaul also helped build the Bears' teams that won back-to-back division titles in 2005 and in ‘06, when the Bears advanced to Super Bowl XLI. The 21-year NFL veteran shouldn't have any trouble finding another job. He is well connected throughout the league and has a strong reputation, having helped to bring in key players such as running back Thomas Jones, defensive end Adewale Ogunleye, guards Ruben Brown and Roberto Garza, defensive tackle Anthony Adams and tight end Desmond Clark. DePaul's plans for now remain on hold. "On vacation until further notice — ha, ha," he said in a text message Monday night. The timing of the firing is unusual, considering that the start of free agency is less than three...
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